pelorus
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1854 a navigational instrument resembling a mariner's compass without magnetic needles and having two sight vanes by which bearings are taken

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  • Pelorus — в Хорватии …   Википедия

  • Pelorus — may have one of the following meanings. * In Greek Mythology, Pelorus was one of the Spartoi * Pelorus (instrument), a navigational instrument * Pelorus Jack, was a dolphin * Pelorus Sound, in the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand. * HMS Pelorus …   Wikipedia

  • Pelorus — Type Yacht de luxe Histoire Lancement 2003 Statut En service …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pelorus — Pe*lo rus, n. [After Pelorus, said to have been Hannibal s pilot when he left Italy.] (Navig.) An instrument similar to a mariner s compass, but without magnetic needles, and having two sight vanes by which bearings are taken, esp. such as cannot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PELORUS — apud Silium, ubi de Ludis Scipionis, l. 16. v. 355. Tertius aequatâ currebat fronte Peloro Caucasus: ipse asper, nec qui cervicis amaret Adplausae blandos sonitus, clausumque cruentô Spumeus admorsu gauderet mandere ferrum. Ad docilis freni et… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • pelorus — [pə lōr′əs, pəlôr′əs] n. [? after L Pelorus, pilot of Hannibal s ship] Naut. a device for taking bearings, consisting of a flat metal ring, equipped with sighting vanes or a small telescope, that fits over a compass card or gyrocompass …   English World dictionary

  • Pelorus — Pelorus, nautisches Instrument, s. Palinurus …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pelorus — Der Begriff Pelorus bezeichnet: in der antiken Geographie das nordöstliche Kap von Sizilien, heute Punta del Faro ein Tal in Neuseeland; siehe Pelorus Sound einen Delphin; siehe Pelorus Jack ein Navigationssystem; siehe Pelorus (Navigation) eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pelorus — /peuh lawr euhs, lohr /, n., pl. peloruses. Navig. a device for measuring in degrees the relative bearings of observed objects. Also called dumb compass. [1850 55; perh. < L Pelorus, now Faro in Sicily, a cape which requires skill in navigation]… …   Universalium

  • pelorus — noun /pɪˈlɔːrəs/ A device used to take a bearing on a distant object. , 1973: Light clusters, clear, deep, on the face of the radio gear…fans up softly off the dial of the pelorus…spills out portholes onto the white river. Thomas Pynchon,… …   Wiktionary

  • pelorus — [pɪ lɔ:rəs] noun (plural peloruses) a sighting device on a ship for taking the relative bearings of a distant object. Origin C19: perh. from Pelorus, said to be the name of Hannibal s pilot …   English new terms dictionary

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