radio compass


: a direction finder used in navigation

Examples of radio compass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But radio compass bearings were relatively new navigational aids at the time and not trusted by veteran mariners. Scott Harrison, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of radio compass was in 1912

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“Radio compass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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