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- (nautical) The wooden housing for a ship's compass, its corrector magnets and illuminating arrangements; the log and other equipment for measuring the ships speed is also stowed there.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Bin"na*cle (&?;), n. [For bittacle,
corrupted (perh. by influence of bin) fr. Pg. bitacola
binnacle, fr. L. habitaculum dwelling place, fr. habitare to
dwell. See Habit, and cf. Bittacle.] (Naut.) A
case or box placed near the helmsman, containing the compass of a ship, and
a light to show it at night. Totten.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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