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loxodrome (plural loxodromes)
- (mathematics) A line on a surface (such as the Earth) that cuts all meridians at a constant angle (but not a right angle).
- (nautical) A line which crosses successive meridians at a constant angle, the path followed by a ship or aircraft that maintains a constant course by the compass.
A line which crosses successive meridians at a constant angle — see rhumb line