dead reckoning

NOUN
  1. navigation without the aid of celestial observations
  2. an estimate based on little or no information
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How To Use dead reckoning In A Sentence

  • Most of our navigation was pure pilotage and dead reckoning over unfamiliar, sometimes hostile territory and some very bad weather.
  • He knows dead reckoning is only so good when he as to do that, though. Quiz#3.
  • As discussed in the accompanying article, land vehicles such as buses can navigate using dead reckoning.
  • The aim was to reduce the heavy toll of shipwrecks caused by the crude navigational method of dead reckoning. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The blind mole rat is the first animal found to navigate by combining dead reckoning with a sense of Earth's magnetic field, researchers say.
  • When human mariners and lunar astronauts navigated by dead reckoning they used charts, tables, various measuring instruments, and a considerable amount of mathematics.
  • The plane's captain added to the error by steering the plane on compass alone, backed up by dead reckoning and astro-fixes from a periscopic sextant.
  • The azimuth error is one of the main error sources of dead reckoning. The method is very effective that make use of landmark to improve the accuracy of azimuth alignment.
  • We fitted the trucks with air wheels - balloon tires, we would say now - and kept going, navigating like mariners, by sextant and compass and dead reckoning.
  • The evidence that this particular creature navigates by dead reckoning comes from some painstaking research carried out by R. Wehner and M. V. Srinivasan in 1980-81.
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