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azimuth circle

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noun
  1. a device for measuring azimuths, consisting of a graduated ring equipped with a sighting vane on each side, which fits concentrically over a compass.

Origin of azimuth circle

First recorded in 1585–95
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Historical Examples

  • Case three, where direction is given by the azimuth-circle, and elevation by the quadrant or arc.

    The Gunner's Examiner

    Harold E. Cloke