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mariner's compass

noun

Definition of mariner's compass

  1. :  a compass used in navigation that consists of parallel magnetic needles or bundles of needles permanently attached to a card marked to indicate direction and degrees of a circle



1594

First Known Use of mariner's compass

1594


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