binnacle binnacle

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. These are the songs, as they might be sung by a binnacle light over a can of flip, of the exploits of those who sailed in galleon, lazaret and caravela tribute to.
  2. Subscribing Shipmates subject to seasickness may pay the extra cost of having their bunks hung on gimbals like a binnacle.

News

  • Toms River home damaged in fire on Binnacle Lane

    TOMS RIVER — A home was severely damaged and deemed unsafe following a fire on Binnacle Lane in the Shelter Cover section of the township, officials said.
    on January 9, 2014     Source: Asbury Park Press

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