meaning of Binnacle

Binnacle meaning in General Dictionary

an instance or field put near the helmsman containing the compass of a ship and a light showing it through the night

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  • a nonmagnetic housing for a ship's compass (usually at the helm)
  • an incident or field put near the helmsman, containing the compass of a ship, and a light showing it during the night.

Binnacle meaning in Urban Dictionary

1) The item that holds the compass on a ship.2) The crazy place that all the "hunnies" want to come to.3) The home of: G-Unit, P-Diddy, Karpster, Cracka, Da Beech, Numba 14) house of all great parties (before check-in).5) The cabin everyone would like to be a part of6) See DONKEY PUNCH7) Brother cabin of Gillies8) Adjective-Extremely crazy and unpredictableAlso called: The Bin, Binakizzle, and Big B


Binnacle meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"wooden package for a ship's compass," c.1750, corruption of bittacle (1620s), which can be probably from Spanish bitacula or Portuguese bitacola, both from Latin habitaculum "little dwelling spot," from habitare "to inhabit" (identify habit).


Binnacle meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) An incident or box placed near the helmsman, containing the compass of a ship, and a light to show it during the night.


Sentence Examples with the word Binnacle

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.

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