navigational instrument

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Noun1.navigational instrument - an instrument used for navigatingnavigational instrument - an instrument used for navigating  
artificial horizon, flight indicator, gyro horizon - a navigational instrument based on a gyroscope; it artificially provides a simulated horizon for the pilot
compass - navigational instrument for finding directions
depth finder - navigational instrument used to measure the depth of a body of water (as by ultrasound or radar)
inclinometer - an instrument showing the angle that an aircraft makes with the horizon
instrument - a device that requires skill for proper use
asdic, echo sounder, sonar - a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return; "sonar is an acronym for sound navigation ranging"; "asdic is an acronym for antisubmarine detection investigation committee"
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Maritime art, cartography, ship models and navigational instruments bring to life the days of heroic exploration and conflict at sea.
They flew their 95-horsepower Fairchild without a radio, navigational instruments or even parachutes.
The Coast Guard Commander, in his opening speech, said that this annual training course aims to raise the Coast Guard staff efficiency, adding non-commissioned officers of Coast Guard, Special Security Forces and Royal Bahrain Navy are involved in the training course that lasts for four months and comprises of the theoretical stage, which includes the anti-collision safety rules, map reading, ship steering, tides, naval navigational instruments, sea buoys and sea emergency cases, while the practical stage includes first aid, fire-fighting on ships, ship interception and searching as well as ship leadership.
The 24 indexes set around a Grand Feu enamel dial make it easy to see all the hours of the day in two cities while the majestic hands in the form of a compass subtly imitate the navigational instruments used by sailors of another era.
People or firms who are involved in financing or building vessels or financing to Iran or trading with refit items like steam turbines, propellers and navigational instruments will face US penalties.
The Scheepvaart maritime museum located in the heart of Amsterdam and newly renovated with state-of-the-art interactive exhibits covering marine art, models, navigational instruments, artefacts, a life-size Dutch trading ship and entire children's wing full of marine and whale adventures will excite every member of the family.
The event, in its second consecutive and successful year, displays communication devices including automated voice answering systems, GPS modules and devices, intercoms, magnetic receivers, phone switchboards, radar systems and products, navigational instruments, optical interconnects, specialty communication devices, telephone components and accessories and much more.
Navigational instruments were favorite targets of looting pirates, because the tools could easily be sold or traded, according to archaeologist David Moore of the North Carolina Maritime Museum, who is working on the wreck site.
And since our arrival had to be secret, we needed not only to find an airport that was fully equipped with the earthlings' latest navigational instruments and technology but also one that was not being used.
The book finishes by comparing the kinds of navigational instruments used by explorers over many centuries and those being used to explore the future.
The women portrayed in this book did valiant service and often showed remarkable ability, given that they flew fighters and bombers without any defence, navigational instruments or even radios.
The design team affectionately nicknamed them 'binnacles', an old nautical term for a box on the deck of a ship, generally mounted in front of the helmsman, in which navigational instruments are placed for quick and easy reference.