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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A nonmagnetic housing for a ship's compass (usually in front of the helm).

Usage examples (36)
  • The magnetic needle in the binnacle was the point on which the Mary Turner ever pivoted.
  • "Not a light aboard, sir, except in the binnacle."
  • "For'ard, there!" yelled Poole from beside the binnacle.
  • Ruha released the binnacle and cupped her hands together. for more
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