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  • Bittacle — Bit ta*cle, n. A binnacle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bittacle — ˈbid.əkəl archaic variant of binnacle * * * bittacle same as ↑binnacle * * * bittacle obs. form of binnacle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Binnacle — Bin na*cle, n. [For bittacle, corrupted (perh. by influence of bin) fr. Pg. bitacola binnacle, fr. L. habitaculum dwelling place, fr. habitare to dwell. See {Habit}, and cf. {Bittacle}.] (Naut.) A case or box placed near the helmsman, containing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Binnacle — A binnacle is a case or box on the deck of a ship, generally mounted in front of the helmsman,in which navigational instruments are placed for easy and quick reference as well as to protect the delicate instruments.A binnacle may be subdivided… …   Wikipedia

  • Tilikum — 48°25′33.26″N 123°22′7.66″O / 48.4259056, 123.3687944 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tilikum (bateau) — Tilikum Carte du voyage de Tilikum …   Wikipédia en Français

  • navigation — navigational, adj. /nav i gay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of navigating. 2. the art or science of plotting, ascertaining, or directing the course of a ship, aircraft, or guided missile. [1520 30; < L navigation (s. of navigatio) a voyage.… …   Universalium

  • binnacle — [15] Binnacle ‘ship’s compass housing’ has a curious history: etymologically it means ‘place where something lives’, and it is related to habitation and inhabit. Forms with nn do not begin to appear before the 18th century. Until then the word… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • binnacle — wooden box for a ship s compass, c.1750, corruption of bittacle (1620s), which is probably from Sp. bitacula or Port. bitacola, both from L. habitaculum little dwelling place, from habitare to inhabit (see HABIT (Cf. habit)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • binnacle — [ bɪnək(ə)l] noun a built in housing for a ship s compass. Origin C15 (as bittacle): from Sp. bitácula, bitácora or Port. bitacola, from L. habitaculum dwelling place …   English new terms dictionary

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