mariner's compass


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mar·i·ner's compass

(măr′ə-nərz)
n.
A large magnetic compass used aboard ships, consisting of a compass card suspended in a gimbal-mounted bowl.

mar′iner's com`pass


n.
a navigational compass consisting of a pivoted compass card in a gimbal-mounted nonferrous metal bowl.
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Noun1.mariner's compass - compass in the form of a card that rotates so that 0 degrees or North points to magnetic northmariner's compass - 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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