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astrocompass

Line breaks: astro|com¦pass
Pronunciation: /ˈastrəʊˌkʌmpəs
 
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Definition of astrocompass in English:

noun

An instrument designed to indicate direction with respect to the stars.
Example sentences
  • The aircraft's magnetic compass probably appeared to be working well, and setting up the astrocompass would have been a nuisance.
  • Each patrol is also given a first-aid kit, a global positioning system compass, an astrocompass and a shortwave radio.
  • A form of astrocompass is the sun compass, which utilizes the shadow of a pin.

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