magnetic compass

noun

Definition of magnetic compass

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

Word by Word Definitions

magnetic play
  1. : possessing an extraordinary power or ability to attract

  2. : of or relating to a magnet or to magnetism

  3. : of, relating to, or characterized by the earth's magnetism

  1. : a magnetic substance

compass play
  1. : to devise or contrive often with craft or skill : plot

  2. : encompass

  3. : bring about, achieve

  1. : boundary, circumference

  2. : a circumscribed space

  3. : range, scope

  1. : forming a curve : curved


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