Definition of compass rose in English:

compass rose

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noun

  • A graduated circle printed on a map or chart from which bearings can be taken.
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    • It is printed with a compass rose marking the eight standard directions, N, S, E, W, NE, NW, SE, SW.
    • At the $8 tier, Sunrise will be spun off as a separate brand and replaced by Xplorador, crafted especially for the U.S. market and featuring a compass rose and map on the label to symbolize adventure.
    • Above the sign was painted an ornate compass rose to indicate the necessary direction.

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