sailing according to rhumb lines, which appear as straight lines on a Mercator chart.
noun, Navigation. 1. a line appearing straight on a Mercator chart; rhumb line.
[mer-sed] /mərˈsɛd/ noun 1. a city in central California. 2. a river in central California, flowing W to the San Joaquin River. 150 miles (241 km) long.
[mer-se-th es for 1; mer-sey-deez for 2, 3; for 3 also mer-see-deez, mur-si-deez] /mɛrˈsɛ ðɛs for 1; mərˈseɪ diz for 2, 3; for 3 also mərˈsi diz, ˈmɜr sɪˌdiz/ noun 1. a city in SW Uruguay, on the Río Negro. 2. a city in S Texas. 3. a female given name. fem. proper name, from […]
motorcar brand first marketed 1926 after merger of two earlier companies. The firstg part of the name, Mercedes, marketed as a car name from 1901, chosen by Austrian manufacturer Emil Jellinik for his daughter, Mercedes. The Benz is from the other company, from name of Karl Benz, creator of the Benz Patent Motorwagen (1886).