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A freely pivoting circular disk carrying the magnetic needles of a compass and marked with the 32 points of the compass and the 360 degrees of the circle.
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(Navigation) a compass in the form of a card that rotates so that "0°" or "North" points to magnetic north
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a circular card displaying the points of the compass that rotates freely to point to magnetic north.
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|Noun||1.||compass card - compass in the form of a card that rotates so that 0 degrees or North points to magnetic north|
magnetic compass - compass based on an indicator (as a magnetic needle) that points to the magnetic north
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