Flinders bar

noun

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: a soft-iron bar or bundle of soft-iron rods placed vertically near a ship's compass to counteract deviation due to magnetic induction from the earth in surrounding vertical ironwork

Word History

Etymology

after Matthew Flinders †1814 English mariner

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“Flinders bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Flinders%20bar. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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