standard compass

standard compass

[′stan·dərd ′käm·pəs]
(navigation)
A compass designated as the standard for a vessel; it is located in a favorable position, that is, a position with a minimum magnetic aberration, and is accurately calibrated.
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No standard compasses, and you know what a small-boat horizon is, with a big sea, for a sextant.
In addition to this model, Jeep will introduce the 9-speed automatic-equipped standard Compass SUV in the coming months.
Use the standard compass or a landmark to locate north.
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