According to Sebastian Junger, it
originally denoted: "estimating your position based on a compass heading,
forward speed, and wind condition - when observation is impossible"; but it has
evolved into a figure of speech; what phrase is it?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
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Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm
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