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station pointer Line breaks: sta|tion point¦er

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Definition of station pointer in English:


A navigational instrument that fixes a ship’s position on a chart by determining its place relative to two landmarks or conspicuous objects at sea.
Example sentences
  • At block 356 the station pointer is loaded into the X register to find out what station is involved.
  • He positions the station pointer on the chart and lines up the three arms with the objects ashore.
  • Called a three arm protractor or station pointer, it was invented in 1801 by Joseph Huddart, a U.S. naval captain.
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