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pelorusn. [After Pelorus, said to have been Hannibal's pilot when he left Italy.].
     An instrument similar to a mariner's compass, but without magnetic needles, and having two sight vanes by which bearings are taken, esp. such as cannot be taken by the compass.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


pelorus, n. a sighting device like a ship's compass for taking bearings.

perh. f. Pelorus, reputed name of Hannibal's pilot

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