compass point

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16 compass points on a 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, 32, 8, 16, or even 128 compass points on a compass, depending on its size and accuracy.

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

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