compass rose


compass rose

noun

Definition of COMPASS ROSE

:  a circle graduated to degrees or quarters and printed on a chart to show direction

First Known Use of COMPASS ROSE

circa 1891

Other Cartography Terms

Robinson projection, benchmark, plat, projection, topography

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