compass bearing


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compass bearing

[′käm·pəs ‚ber·iŋ]
(navigation)
Direction relative to north as indicated by a compass.
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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.
The compass bearing was inalterably set for a secular republic, where religion could not be abolished or ever be lawfully established.
For the Bugis captain the SW or SSW reading of the needle (the 'navigational' part if we follow Ammarell's terminology) is not the central moment, but an amalgamation of bearings on landmarks, estimations of wind, current, and lee drift as well as the intended track of the vessel are considered and then pronounced in the form of a compass bearing which could guide the helmsman -- whom he also would expect to share these computations, as it must have been-in this case where the ship was on one of the most familiar headings for Baloaloang sailors.
This framework translates the Conservancy's broadly stated mission into a unifying articulation of common purpose and direction--a compass bearing to align the organization in taking the most effective conservation action to achieve tangible, lasting results.
The sister, for instance, was somebody who gave me a strong compass bearing on the protagonist, who was more amorphous and much less concrete for me at the outset.
That slight change in compass bearing allows me to see my country with fresh eyes, to search for Northern Lights, to feel a different pull along the veins of my arms.
The numeric designation is the runway's compass bearing in degrees, divided by 10.
burning at high altitude and on a compass bearing of 265deg to 275deg from our surface location," he said in the letter.
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.