magnetic compass


: a device that is used to find direction by means of a needle that always points north

Examples of magnetic compass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While not a proper magnetic compass, this neural compass acts as a relative one based on landmarks instead of Earth’s magnetic field. Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 3 May 2023

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“Magnetic compass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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