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compás de magistral, compás de respeto y compás de puntas


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15:49 Oct 1, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: compás de magistral, compás de respeto y compás de puntas
Instrumentos de navegación marítima

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namaster or steering compass, pelorus, dividersAlvin Adams, Jr
namaster compass
Daphne Corral
nastandard compassJ Lamas



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standard compass

compas magistral - standard compass; compas de puntas - dividers (Def- instrument for dividing lines, measuring or marking off distances), ambos son terminos de navegacion maritima.

    Routledge Spanish Technical Dictionary
J Lamas
United States
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PRO pts in pair: 4
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master compass

compás de magistral: master compass (for ships)
compás de puntas: joint caliper

Daphne Corral
Local time: 10:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 42
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master or steering compass, pelorus, dividers

I couldn't find a reference for "compás de respeto" but I believe it must be a pelorus, or dumb-compass, which is a device with sights and a compass rose used to determine the ship's position in respect to landmarks or other vessels.
Reference: My experience in the U.S. Navy.

Alvin Adams, Jr
Local time: 08:07
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