Swirl error | Article about swirl error by The Free Dictionary
swirl error[′swərl ‚er·ər]
The additional error in the reading of a magnetic compass during a turn due to friction in the compass liquid.
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Chordal paths must also be specially configured in order to minimize crossflow and swirl errors
. Pairs of paths should be mounted in opposition in order to achieve some cancellation of crossflow.