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  • All compasses are fitted with a gimbal ring to keep the bowl and card level under every circumstance of a ship's motion in a seaway, the ring being connected with the binnacle or pedestal by means of journals or knife edges.
  • That when the compass is placed in the binnacle the line joining the pivot and the lubber's point be parallel to the keel of the vessel.
  • The term binnacle, originally bittacle, is a corruption of the Portuguese abitacolo, to denote the housing enclosing the compass, probably originating with the Portuguese navigators.
  • Some machines have an instrument binnacle mounted on the fuel tank with the filler cap or caps offset to one or both sides.
  • The backs of the front seats have elasticated pockets for the children's bits and pieces and a small binnacle on each door.

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