binnacle

[n] - a nonmagnetic housing for a ship`s compass (usually in front of the helm)
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Binnacle

Bin'na·cle noun [ For bittacle , corrupted (perh. by influence of bin ) from Portuguese bitacola binnacle, from Latin habitaculum dwelling place, from habitare to dwell. See Habit , and confer Bittacle .] (Nautical) A case or box placed near t...
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binnacle

noun a nonmagnetic housing for a ship`s compass (usually in front of the helm)
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Binnacle

• (n.) A case or box placed near the helmsman, containing the compass of a ship, and a light to show it at night.
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binnacle

(from the article `compass`) Modern mariners` compasses are usually mounted in binnacles, cylindrical pedestals with provision for illuminating the compass face from below. Each ... The binnacle, formerly called the bittacle, is the receptacle in which the compass is mounted. Originally constructed in the form of a cupboard, it ... [...
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Binnacle

A binnacle or bittacle was a case or box on the deck of a vessel near the steering apparatus, containing the compass and lights by which it could be read at night.
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Binnacle

A support for the compass, raising it to a convenient position.
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binnacle

A pedestal or mounting which holds the compass.
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Binnacle

The stand on which the ship's compass is mounted.
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Binnacle

A binnacle is a waist-high case or stand on the deck of a ship, generally mounted in front of the helmsman, in which navigational instruments are placed for easy and quick reference as well as to protect the delicate instruments. Its traditional purpose was to hold the ship`s magnetic compass, mounted in gimbals to keep it level while the ship pi....
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Binnacle

The stand on which the ship's compass is mounted.
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binnacle

case in which a ship's compass is kept
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Binnacle

Box or nonmagnetic metal container for the ship's compass. Originally, lanterns lit the compass, while vents exhausted the smoke.
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Binnacle

The stand on which the ship's compass is mounted. Before the 18th century, the word was bittacle, which came from the French habitacle and the Latin habitaculum, meaning a place of habitation. Before compasses came into use, it referred to a lantern stand.
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binnacle

case in which a ship's compass is kept
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