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loxodromic (not comparable)
- (nautical) Pertaining to motion at a constant angle to the meridians; on a set compass bearing.
1969, John Fowles, The French Lieutenant's Woman:
- a ship, as it were, straining at its mooring in a contrary current and arming for its sinuous and loxodromic voyage to the richer though silted harbour of Rye