compass corrector

compass corrector

[′käm·pəs kə′rek·tər]
(navigation)
A magnet or piece of iron placed close to a ship's or aircraft's compass to neutralize the effect of the ship's or aircraft's magnetic field. Also known as Flinder's bar.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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