mariner's compass


noun

a compass used for navigational purposes, consisting of a pivoted compass card in a gimbal-mounted, nonferrous metal bowl.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. compass(def 8a).

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Origin of mariner's compass

First recorded in 1620–30
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