1. [ noun ] (nautical) the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
Synonyms: piloting pilotage
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
Synonyms: sailing seafaring
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
Similar spelling:   navigational