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Nautical Term:

swing the compass (v)

Definition:

To sail carefully over eight or more planned courses in relation to fixed markings, and note the difference between the compass reading and the actual course. This is a practical method of determining the deviation of a compass, as in: "I always use ranges when swinging the compass."

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deviation (n) deviation card (n) variation (n)
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