compass pin

шпилька компаса

English-Russian dictionary of geology. 2011.

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  • Compass — This article is about the direction finding instrument used in navigation. For other uses, see Compass (disambiguation). A simple dry magnetic pocket compass …   Wikipedia

  • compass — compassable, adj. compassless, adj. /kum peuhs/, n. 1. an instrument for determining directions, as by means of a freely rotating magnetized needle that indicates magnetic north. 2. the enclosing line or limits of any area; perimeter: You can… …   Universalium

  • Compass Point Shopping Centre — Coordinates: 1°23′32″N 103°53′43″E / 1.39222°N 103.89528°E / 1.39222; 103.89528 …   Wikipedia

  • compass key — noun : a small screwdriver or pin wrench for tightening or loosening the joints of compasses …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aircraft compass turns — In aviation, aircraft compass turns are turns made in an aircraft using only a magnetic compass for guidance.DescriptionA magnetic compass aboard an aircraft displays the current magnetic heading of the aircraft, i.e., the aircraft s direction of …   Wikipedia

  • Beam compass — A beam compass is a compass with a beam and sliding sockets or cursors for drawing and dividing circles larger than those made by a regular pair of compasses.[1] The instrument can be as a whole, or made on the spot with individual sockets… …   Wikipedia

  • Points of the compass — Point Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Safety pin — A safety pin. A safety pin is a simple fastening device, a variation of the regular pin which includes a simple spring mechanism and a clasp. The clasp serves two purposes: to form a closed loop thereby properly fastening the pin to whatever it… …   Wikipedia

  • Beam compass — Beam Beam (b[=e]m), n. [AS. be[ a]m beam, post, tree, ray of light; akin to OFries. b[=a]m tree, OS. b[=o]m, D. boom, OHG. boum, poum, G. baum, Icel. ba[eth]mr, Goth. bagms and Gr. fy^ma a growth, fy^nai to become, to be. Cf. L. radius staff, rod …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set by the compass — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shadow pin — Navig. a vertical pin set in an azimuth instrument or at the center of a compass card, indicating by the direction of its shadow the azimuth of the sun. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

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