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compass card

n.
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.

compass card

n
(Navigation) a compass in the form of a card that rotates so that "0°" or "North" points to magnetic north

com′pass card`



n.
a circular card displaying the points of the compass that rotates freely to point to magnetic north.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.compass card - compass in the form of a card that rotates so that 0 degrees or North points to magnetic northcompass 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
References in classic literature ?
But there is this difference in the Departure: that the term does not imply so much a sea event as a definite act entailing a process - the precise observation of certain landmarks by means of the compass card.
The steam gear clattered, stopped, clattered again; and the helmsman's eyeballs seemed to project out of a hungry face as if the compass card behind the binnacle glass had been meat.
At last he fastened his eyes on the compass card, took refuge, in spirit, inside the binnacle.
The float and its magnets are wrapped with the compass card, a scale indicating a magnetic heading.
If you were lucky--or wealthy--enough to have an RMI (remote magnetic indicator), which was really nothing more than that bearing pointer on a compass card that, instead of merely being fixed or manually adjustable, was slaved to your heading indicator, life got a whole lot easier.
The latest initiatives in contactless payments include the collective introduction of contactless cards by Euroloan Consumer Finance and Compass Card in August 2015 and the MasterCard Bankkontokort debit card with contactless functionality by Bank of Aland in 2014.
Too often, the "miscellaneous history" section of the aircraft logbook, MAF/work order, or compass card is incomplete or filed incorrectly in maintenance admin.
The only light in the wheelhouse was the small light shining down on the constantly rocking compass card. After about an hour the Geordie sergeant came up from below.
The only gripe on our jet we were concerned about was a freely spinning compass card that had been signed off after switching out a box.
Compass Card: One Hundred Villanelles Lewiston, N.Y.