: a circle graduated to degrees or quarters and printed on a chart to show direction
Examples of compass rose in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe foyer boasts an inlaid border with a compass rose design, the private rear patio features a pergola and the upper level leads to a deck with a view of the historic Naval Academy dome, recently refinished in a stunning copper.
Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 22 Feb. 2021 Meanwhile, the white away kit is adorned by a subtle print inspired by the key points of a compass rose in tribute of the country's epic history of exploration and discovery.
SI.com, 20 Mar. 2018 In some, the different patterns and shifting rhythms continue to the center, sometimes culminating in a compass rose.
Roberta Smith, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2017
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