Sentence Examples


  • 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.
 
 

How would you define binnacle? Add your definition here.

comments powered by Disqus

Words near binnacle in the dictionary