Definitions For Almucantar


ALMUCANTAR (plural ALMUCANTARs) (astronomy, archaic, or, historical) A small circle on the celestial sphere, parallel to the horizon, that is used in astronomy and navigation to show altitude of a star or any other heavenly body. (astronomy, archaic, or, historical) An instrument for observing the heavenly body, heavenly bodies as they cross such a circle.

Derived terms

almucantar staff


Catalan: almucantarat, m German: Höhenparallele Irish: almacantar, m, líne chomhthreomhar airde, f Italian: almucantarat, m Persian: مقنطره (moqantare), مقنطرات (moqantarāt) Polish: almukantarat, m Portuguese: almucântara, f Spanish: almicantarat, m

Alternative forms

almacantar almicantar almucanter


From {{bor, en, fr, almicantarat}}, almucantarat, from {{der, en, ML., almicantarath}}, almucantarath, from Arabic المقنطرات, tr=almuqanṭarāt, t=circles of celestial latitude, from قَنْطَرَة, , arch.

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