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azimuth compass


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a compass resembling the mariner's compass, but having the card divided into degrees instead of rhumbs, and having vertical sights; used for taking the magnetic azimuth of a heavenly body, in order to find, by comparison with the true azimuth, the variation of the needle.
  • n. See under Azimuth.


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