• Definition for "backstaff"
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backstaff definition

  • noun:
    • an early on navigational instrument for calculating the altitude for the sunshine and hence determining latitude
    • a guitar formerly utilized for using the height of heavenly figures, the good news is superseded by the quadrant and sextant; -- so named because the observer turned their back to your body observed.
    • a guitar previously used for measuring sunlight's height at sea: so named because in making use of it the observer switched their to sunlight.
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