Barlow's plate

noun

: an iron plate formerly used on a ship to compensate for the action of part of the ship's magnetism on the compass compare flinders bar

Word History

Etymology

after Peter Barlow †1862 English mathematician and physicist

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“Barlow's plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Barlow%27s%20plate. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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