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compass card

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a circular card with magnets attached to its underside, the face divided on its rim into points of the compass, degrees clockwise from north, or both, and floating or suspended from a pivot so as to rotate freely.
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1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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compass card

a compass in the form of a card that rotates so that "0°" or "North" points to magnetic north
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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