|1.||[ noun ] (nautical) the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place|
|Related terms:||steering instrument_flying dead_reckoning celestial_navigation bear_down_on steam ferry beat tack tack sail ferry raft ferry barge boat luff yacht scud outpoint weather fly navigate|
|2.||[ noun ] (nautical,transportation,business) ship traffic|
"the channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts"
|Related terms:||transportation voyage|
|3.||[ noun ] (nautical,work,transportation) the work of a sailor|
|Related terms:||job cabotage steering stand_out chip fore aweigh tack escutcheon unrigged rigged leg lead_line overhead accommodation_ladder bilge_well bitter_end becket starboard rudder Jacob's_ladder lanyard antifouling deadeye fore-and-aft ratline close-hauled sea_ladder sheet spun_yarn stay sternpost stokehold towline capsizing beam-ends bell steerageway close_to_the_wind|