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.
And back it came, day after day, steering compasses, blocks and tackles, sails, coils of rope, medicine chests, ensigns, signal flags--everything, in fact, except the trade goods and supplies which had already been kai-kai'd.
Limited Tenders are invited for Magnetic Steering Compass

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