mariner's compass

mariner's compass

noun
1.
a compass used for navigational purposes, consisting of a pivoted compass card in a gimbal-mounted, nonferrous metal bowl.
2.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy, compass ( def 8a ).

Origin:
1620–30

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