vernier compass

noun Surveying.

a compass on a transit (vernier transit) having a vernier for adjusting magnetic bearings to read as true bearings.

Nearby words

  1. vernet's syndrome,
  2. verneuil process,
  3. vernicle,
  4. vernier,
  5. vernier caliper,
  6. vernier engine,
  7. vernier rocket,
  8. vernier scale,
  9. vernis martin,
  10. vernissage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019