the bearing of a point relative to that of the nearest magnetic pole.
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How to use magnetic bearing in a sentence
This bearing is only approximate, the magnetic bearing being nearly north and south.The Solomon Islands and Their Natives | H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy
The Rock lies in a direction nearly south-west and north-east, magnetic bearing.An Account of the Bell Rock Light-House | Robert Stevenson
"North 88 east," said Fuller to himself, as he read the magnetic bearing.Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S. | Percy F. Westerman
Apply the variation from the chart to get the magnetic bearing.Lectures in Navigation | Ernest Gallaudet Draper
There is the true or astronomical bearing, and the magnetic bearing.The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth