compass point

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A 16-point compass rose

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compass point (plural compass points)

  1. Any of the horizontal directions indicated on a compass. There may be 4, 8, 16 or 32 compass points on a compass, depending on its size and accuracy.

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For the names of the individual compass points check the Wikipedia article on Boxing the compass

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Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 01:24