azimuth circle


noun

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

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Origin of azimuth circle

First recorded in 1585–95
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Example sentences 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