a course whose bearing is relative to the meridian as given by the navigator's compass, no compensation being made for variation or deviation.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of compass course
First recorded in 1850–55
Words nearby compass course
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