compass north


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compass north

The uncorrected direction indicated by the north seeking end of a compass needle. See also magnetic north.
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Noun1.compass north - the direction in which a compass needle pointscompass north - the direction in which a compass needle points
direction - the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
References in classic literature ?
As with you, so also with us, there are four points of the compass North, South, East, and West.