Definition of magnetic compass in English:

magnetic compass

Line breaks: mag|net¦ic com|pass

noun

  • another term for compass ( sense 1 of the noun).
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    • A magnetic compass should always point north; a moral compass should always point out what is moral - and immoral.
    • Divided into two groups, the contest saw one of the team groups stay at the baseline to help solve the clues while the other group used a magnetic compass to get the right direction.
    • Each lava unit was sampled, usually as seven independent cores, drilled over several metres of outcrop using a portable motor and oriented by sun and magnetic compasses.

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