Definition of astrocompass in English:

astrocompass

Syllabification: as·tro·com·pass
Pronunciation: /ˈastrōˌkəmpəs, -ˌkäm-
 
/

noun

  • An instrument designed to indicate direction with respect to the stars.
    More 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.

More definitions of astrocompass

Definition of astrocompass in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody