Binnacle sentence example

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  • 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.

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  • Some machines have an instrument binnacle mounted on the fuel tank with the filler cap or caps offset to one or both sides.

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  • 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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  • The oscillator was rotated by a brass wheel on the side of the compass binnacle, the two being connected by a steel cable.

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  • The car's primary gages are contained within a single round instrument binnacle - similar to the hot rods of the era.

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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.

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