radio compass


noun

a radio receiver with a directional antenna for determining the bearing of the receiver from a radio transmitter.

Nearby words

  1. radio astronomy,
  2. radio beacon,
  3. radio beam,
  4. radio car,
  5. radio collar,
  6. radio control,
  7. radio direction finder,
  8. radio free europe/radio liberty,
  9. radio frequencies,
  10. radio frequency

Origin of radio compass

First recorded in 1915–20

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British Dictionary definitions for radio compass

radio compass

noun

any navigational device that gives a bearing by determining the direction of incoming radio waves transmitted from a particular radio station or beaconSee also goniometer (def. 2)
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