steering compass

steering compass

[′stir·iŋ ‚käm·pəs]
(navigation)
A compass by which a craft is steered; it sometimes refers to a gyro repeater, which is used for the same purpose as the steering compass; the term steering repeater is preferable.
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Thank you, sir," was the steward's acknowledgment, ere he ran aft, disrupted the binnacle, and carried the steering compass back to the boat.
Limited Tenders are invited for Magnetic Steering Compass
It was not so long ago that a good navigator who had a feeling for the speed and motion of the boat, the apparent angle of the wind and the moving carpet that was the sea, would probably take a sight to the mark across the steering compass and work it out quite quickly.

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