• Definition for "mariner's compass"
    • a sizable magnetic compass used aboard ships, comprising…
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mariner's compass definition

  • noun:
    • a sizable magnetic compass used aboard ships, comprising a-compass card suspended in a gimbal-mounted bowl.
    • a-compass (navigational instrument)
    • See under Compass.
    • compass by means of a card that rotates making sure that 0 levels or North points to magnetic north
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