magnetic needle

noun

Definition of magnetic needle

  1. :  a bar magnet or a set of bar magnets so suspended as to indicate the direction of the magnetic field in which it is placed; especially :  such a magnet that is slender and pointed at the ends and used as a compass

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MAGNETIC NEEDLE Defined for Kids

magnetic needle

noun

Definition of magnetic needle for Students

  1. :  a narrow strip of magnetized steel that is free to swing around to show the direction of the earth's magnetic field The magnetic needle in a compass always points north.


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