Synonyms of sextant


1. sextant, angular unit

usage: a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees

2. sextant, measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device

usage: a measuring instrument for measuring the angular distance between celestial objects; resembles an octant

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