heeling error

noun

Definition of heeling error

: a deviation of a compass due to a ship's heeling which causes vertical magnetic forces to have a horizontal component and transverse horizontal magnetic forces to have a vertical component

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History and Etymology for heeling error

from present participle of heel entry 3

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“Heeling error.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heeling%20error. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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