Barlow's plate

noun

Definition of Barlow's plate

: 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

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History and Etymology for Barlow's plate

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 28 Jul. 2021.

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