binnacle definition

  • noun:
    • an instance that supports and shields a ship's compass, found close to the helm.
    • The wood housing for a ship's compass, using its corrector magnets and illuminating plans; the log also gear for measuring the ship's speed can also be stowed there.
    • The instrument group on a motor vehicle or bike.
    • an incident or box placed near the helmsman, containing the compass of a ship, and a light to exhibit it at night.
    • A framework or instance from the deck of a ship, in front of the steersman, as well as in various other jobs, containing a nautical compass, and fitted with lights by which the compass could be look over during the night.
    • a nonmagnetic housing for a ship's compass (usually at the helm)
    • an instance that supports and protects a ship's compass, positioned near the helm.
    • The wood housing for a ship's compass, along with its corrector magnets and illuminating arrangements; the wood as well as other gear for calculating the ship's speed can also be stowed there.
    • The instrument group on an automobile or motorcycle.
    • an instance or box placed nearby the helmsman, containing the compass of a ship, and a light to demonstrate it through the night.
    • A framework or instance from the deck of a ship, as you're watching steersman, and in several other positions, containing a nautical compass, and fitted with lights by which the compass can be read through the night.
    • a nonmagnetic housing for a ship's compass (usually in front of the helm)

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