astrolabe astrolabe

Definition(s):

  • (n) an early form of sextant

Usage(s):

  1. The astrolabe was an Arab invention, but the devices are inscribed in many different languages Arabic, Latin, Greek, Hebrew depending on the craftsman or intended owner.
  2. Thus the astrolabe would eventually be reintroduced to the area via Islamic culture, which thrived during the early Middle Ages.
  3. He was unable to use the newly invented astrolabe, and probably had none aboard.

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    Explorers' Day at the Museum: Explore the Florida Historic Capitol Museum with Ponce de Leon from the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park or learn how to use an astrolabe, quadrant or cross-staff with a 16th century navigator.
    on October 11, 2013     Source: Tallahassee Democrat

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