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magnetic needle

n.
A slender bar of magnetized steel usually suspended on a low-friction mounting and used in various instruments, especially in the magnetic compass, to indicate the direction of the earth's magnetic poles.

magnetic needle

n
(General Physics) a slender magnetized rod used in certain instruments, such as the magnetic compass, for indicating the direction of a magnetic field

magnet′ic nee′dle


n.
a slender magnetized steel rod that when adjusted to swing in a horizontal plane, as in a compass, indicates the direction of the earth's magnetic fields.
[1840–50]
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Noun1.magnetic needle - a slender magnet suspended in a magnetic compass on a mounting with little frictionmagnetic needle - a slender magnet suspended in a magnetic compass on a mounting with little friction; used to indicate the direction of the earth's magnetic pole
magnet - (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
magnetic compass - compass based on an indicator (as a magnetic needle) that points to the magnetic north
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It has a magnetic needle that points to the magnetic north pole.
1 : a device having a magnetic needle that indicates direction on the earth's surface by pointing toward the north