Definition of compass card in English:
A circular rotating card showing the 32 principal bearings, forming the indicator of a magnetic compass.
- Compass makers compensate for dip error by intentionally unbalancing the compass card / magnet assembly to the degree needed to provide optimum accuracy in a range of latitudes.
- Thanks to less-than-adequate instrument lighting, I barely could read my BDHI compass card and couldn't see the DME.
- It can be used to determine if DC current is flowing in a circuit by moving it up against one of the two wires in a circuit and watching for a movement of the compass card.
Definition of compass card in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan