pelorus


pe·lo·rus

noun \pə-ˈlr-əs\

Definition of PELORUS

:  a navigational instrument resembling a mariner's compass without magnetic needles and having two sight vanes by which bearings are taken

Origin of PELORUS

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1854

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