- a radio receiver with a directional antenna for determining the bearing of the receiver from a radio transmitter.
Origin of radio compass
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Instantly his hands flew to the radio-compass as he muttered.
The man he had been sent to track down by means of the radio-compass was coming south over the trail.
The man, so the radio-compass had said, had taken the trail which led straight away toward the Arctic Ocean.
“Got—gotta get him,” he mumbled as his slim fingers caressed his radio-compass coil.
Directions are difficult at best on Venus, and his radio-compass proved faulty.Shock Treatment
- 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)