- The definition of nautical is relating to ships, sailing, navigation on the water.
An example of nautical used as an adjective is the phrase "nautical breeze" which means a breeze coming from the sea.
A sailboat propelled by a nautical breeze.
Origin of nauticalFrench nautique ; from Classical Latin nauticus ; from Classical Greek nautikos ; from nautēs, sailor, seaman ; from naus, a ship: see navy
Origin of nauticalFrom Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos, from nautēs, sailor, from naus, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more nautical, superlative most nautical)
Latin nauticus (“of or relating to sailors")