Mariner's compass
Mariner Mar"i*ner, n. [F. marinier, LL. marinarius. See {Marine}.] One whose occupation is to assist in navigating ships; a seaman or sailor. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Mariner's compass}. See under {Compass}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Mariner's compass — Compass Com pass (k[u^]m pas), n. [F. compas, fr. LL. compassus circle, prop., a stepping together; com + passus pace, step. See {Pace}, {Pass}.] 1. A passing round; circuit; circuitous course. [1913 Webster] They fetched a compass of seven day s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mariner's compass — noun compass in the form of a card that rotates so that 0 degrees or North points to magnetic north • Syn: ↑compass card • Hypernyms: ↑magnetic compass * * * noun : a compass used in navigation consisting of two or more parallel magnetic needles… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mariner's compass — 1. a compass used for navigational purposes, consisting of a pivoted compass card in a gimbal mounted, nonferrous metal bowl. 2. (cap.) Astron. compass (def. 8a). [1620 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • mariner's compass — mar′iner s com pass n. a navigational compass consisting of a pivoted compass card in a gimbal mounted nonferrous metal bowl …   From formal English to slang

  • mariner's compass — noun Date: 1594 a compass used in navigation that consists of parallel magnetic needles or bundles of needles permanently attached to a card marked to indicate direction and degrees of a circle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mariner's compass — noun A compass (navigational instrument) …   Wiktionary

  • Surveyor's compass — Compass Com pass (k[u^]m pas), n. [F. compas, fr. LL. compassus circle, prop., a stepping together; com + passus pace, step. See {Pace}, {Pass}.] 1. A passing round; circuit; circuitous course. [1913 Webster] They fetched a compass of seven day s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compass — Com pass (k[u^]m pas), n. [F. compas, fr. LL. compassus circle, prop., a stepping together; com + passus pace, step. See {Pace}, {Pass}.] 1. A passing round; circuit; circuitous course. [1913 Webster] They fetched a compass of seven day s journey …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compass card — Compass Com pass (k[u^]m pas), n. [F. compas, fr. LL. compassus circle, prop., a stepping together; com + passus pace, step. See {Pace}, {Pass}.] 1. A passing round; circuit; circuitous course. [1913 Webster] They fetched a compass of seven day s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compass dial — Compass Com pass (k[u^]m pas), n. [F. compas, fr. LL. compassus circle, prop., a stepping together; com + passus pace, step. See {Pace}, {Pass}.] 1. A passing round; circuit; circuitous course. [1913 Webster] They fetched a compass of seven day s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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