compass bearing


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compass bearing

[′käm·pəs ‚ber·iŋ]
(navigation)
Direction relative to north as indicated by a compass.
References in classic literature ?
He darted a look into the binnacle and took a hurried compass bearing of the sounds Jerry was making.
Before an hour had elapsed since the ship had begun to move, having occasion to ask the mate (he stood by my side) to take a compass bearing of the pagoda, I caught myself reaching up to his ear in whispers.
They also knew that religious interference could not be allowed to change the compass bearing set for safe passage.
When you get to your target, step around it to one side, take a fresh bearing, and pick another target directly in line with your compass bearing.
The current was strong, so halfway through the dive my son went to the surface to check the compass bearing back on the boat.
However, the mist came down in the early afternoon when the group was on a plateau which made working with a compass bearing very difficult.
NOT only can you tell when it's going to be last orders with the new Suunto observer watch, but also the compass bearing of the way home, the altitude above sea level and the likelihood of it pouring.
We figured we would be sheltered in a gully and took a compass bearing for what we thought was Parallel Gully A.
The new G-SHOCK Gulfmaster boasts features useful for ocean activities - an atmospheric pressure sensor that can help predict changes in the weather, compass bearing to check the direction to a destination, and a tide graph that indicates the tide level.
Then take a compass bearing on the last place you saw the deer.
And why oh why does your entire body seem to have lost its compass bearing on north?
This means that compass bearing and roof tilt can be measured, and irradiance, module and ambient temperature can be recorded in real time within the PV150 as the electrical tests are conducted.