lensatic compass

noun len·sat·ic compass \(ˈ)len¦zatik-\

Definition of lensatic compass

  1. :  a magnetic compass having a magnifying lens for reading the compass scale

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Origin and Etymology of lensatic compass

1lens + -atic (as in quadratic)

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a trip made at another's expense

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