- (constellation) A dim spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a sextant. It lies south of the constellation of Leo.
Etymology: Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1690. From sextans, a "sextant" (nautical neasuring implement)
- French: Sextant
- German: Sextant
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for Sextans for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.