com'pass rose"

1. Navig.a circle divided into 32 points or 360° numbered clockwise from true or magnetic north, printed on a chart or the like as a means of determining the course of a vessel or aircraft.
2. a similar design, often ornamented, used on maps to indicate the points of the compass.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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