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

  • These, with the two compasses taken from the binnacle, was all that we had an opportunity of getting into the boat, and get in ourselves, when the ship capsized, with the .
  • 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.
  • Subscribing Shipmates subject to seasickness may pay the extra cost of having their bunks hung on gimbals like a binnacle.

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