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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Loxodromic \Lox`o*drom"ic\, a. [Gr. ? slanting, oblique + ? a running, course; cf. F. loxodromique.] Pertaining to sailing on rhumb lines; as, loxodromic tables. [1913 Webster] Loxodromic curve or Loxodromic line (Geom.), a line on the surface of a sphere, which always makes an equal angle with every meridian; the rhumb line. It is the line on which a ship sails when her course is always in the direction of one and the same point of the compass. [1913 Webster]