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compass rose

n
(Navigation) a circle or decorative device printed on a map or chart showing the points of the compass measured from true north and usually magnetic north
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

compass rose

A graduated circle, usually marked in degrees, indicating directions and printed or inscribed on an appropriate medium.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Translations
صورَة دائِرَة الأتِّجاهات
směrová růžice kompasu
kompasrose
kompassiruusu
szélrózsa
áttavitarós
smerová ružica
harita üzerindeki pusula dairesi

compass rose

nWindrose f
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compass

(ˈkampəs)
noun.
1. an instrument with a magnetized needle, used to find directions. If he had carried a compass he would not have lost his way on the hills.
2. (in plural) an instrument with two movable legs, for drawing circles etc.
3. scope or range.
compass rose
the circular drawing showing directions on a plan or map.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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Try lifting the rear sight until it's vertical to the compass base.
Azimuth Housing: the housing with the knurled edges which holds the clear liquid-filled vial and which rotates within the compass base for setting or taking bearings.