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Heading vs. Bearing

Heading vs. Bearing

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Definition: The compass direction toward which a traveler or vehicle is (or should be) moving. See related term, bearing.
Examples:
"This heading will take us to the north side of the lake. Once there, we can follow a new heading to the lodge."

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