What is another word for Compasses?

Pronunciation: [kˈʌmpəsɪz] (IPA)

The word compasses refers to a navigational instrument used for measuring directions, and it is often used in geography and navigation. Some synonyms for compasses include the following: 1. Navigational tools - refers to instruments for measuring directions, including magnetic compasses. 2. Direction-finders - instruments that detect and determine the direction of signals, such as radio or satellite signals. 3. Beacons - refers to a device that emits light to indicate a location or direction. 4. Guideposts - directional signs or landmarks that aid in wayfinding or navigation. 5. Markers - signs or symbols that indicate a specific location or point on a map or chart. 6. Pointers - refers to indicators or arrows that show direction or orientation. 7. Protractors - measuring instruments used for determining angles or plotting courses. By using these synonyms, you can add variety to your writing and avoid repetition in your descriptions of navigational instruments and directions.

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    navigational instruments, navigation tools, surveying instruments, surveying tools.

Usage examples for Compasses

Carlton looked on what he had got, and his eyes closed in a calculation beyond his powers in mental arithmetic; he had to take a pencil to it, and then a foot-rule to the blackened courses, and presently a pair of Compasses to the plans in the study.
E. W. Hornung
But you had the wrist Compasses, didn't you?
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John Blaine
The boys had stressed that Compasses were essential because low visibility in the waters off Spindrift made it very easy to lose one's sense of direction.
"The Electronic Mind Reader"
John Blaine

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