- 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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Case three, where direction is given by the azimuth-circle, and elevation by the quadrant or arc.The Gunner's Examiner
Harold E. Cloke