from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large magnetic compass used aboard ships, consisting of a compass card suspended in a gimbal-mounted bowl.
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- n. A compass (navigational instrument)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See under Compass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. compass in the form of a card that rotates so that 0 degrees or North points to magnetic north
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