Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Search result for definition: altitude
Altitude: Used in celestial navigation, it is the angle a celestial body makes with a point on the horizon vertically below this object. Historically, altitude was measured with an astrolabe, a cross staff, a backstaff or quadrant and finally a sextant or octant.
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