Definitions for "magnetic north"
Keywords:  compass, pole, needle, north, true
The direction in which the north-pointing end of a compass needle points; at low latitudes it is close to geographic (true) north, but deviates substantially from true north as one nears the north pole.
Direction of north seeking end of compass needle.
A point on the earth about 500 miles from the north pole toward Hudson Bay in Canada; this is where a compass points. In the U.S., magnetic north can vary up to approximately 22 degrees from true north.