how to pronounce sextant

/ˈsɛk.stənt/

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sextant is pronounced in two syllables

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sɛkstənt

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An example use of sextant in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… bottle a female shoe and a sextant box …”

meanings of sextant

noun:

  1. A navigational device for deriving angular distances between objects so as to determine latitude and longitude.
  2. One of six groups of adjacent teeth, excluding the wisdom teeth. The front sextants go from canine to canine, and there are sextants on the right and left of these. See w:Periodontal examination.
  3. One sixth of a circle or disc; a sector with an angle of 60°.

name:

  1. The constellation Sextans.

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