dip circle

dip circle
Inclinnometer In`clin*nom"e*ter, n. [Incline + -meter.] (Magnetism) An apparatus to determine the inclination of the earth's magnetic force to the plane of the horizon; -- called also {inclination compass}, and {dip circle}. [1913 Webster]

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