azimuth circle


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for azimuth circle

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

    The Gunner's Examiner|Harold E. Cloke