compass rose meaning

  "compass rose" in a sentence
  • noun
      The circular device showing the principal directions on a map or chart

  • [Defence]
    (*) A graduated circle, usually marked in degrees, indicating directions and printed or inscribed on an appropriate medium.


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  1. The immense Compass Rose had a Continental menu and healthier fare.
  2. The navigational aids of the sextant and compass rose complete the maritime motif.
  3. Eight concentric rings are inscribed on the compass rose.
  4. Eight pegs are attached to the centre of the compass rose with strings.
  5. Portolan handbooks expressed their sailing directions in terms compass rose points and distances.

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