line of position

line of position
2. : a locus of all possible positions of a ship for the conditions given — see sumner line
3. : a line along which an aircraft is known (as by ground reference or celestial fix) to be flying and which when crossed with another line of position will establish the precise position of the aircraft

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Navig.
a line connecting all the possible positions of a ship or aircraft, as determined by a single observation. Abbr.: LOP Also called position line.

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line of position,
the charted course on which an aircraft or ship is traveling, as determined by visual sightings, as of a railroad, or by radio or celestial means. When an intersecting line is obtained, the exact position of the craft can be determined.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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