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binnacle Saltos de línea: bin|nacle
Pronunciación: /ˈbɪnək(ə)l/

Definición de binnacle en inglés:

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A built-in housing for a ship’s compass.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Those that are averse - in a figurative sense - to inspecting hulls and flicking compass binnacles can steam straight into the action via the Patrols option.
  • Twin anti-aircraft gun barrels are coated with red sponge, a compass binnacle lies broken and beheaded and another has rolled away among other debris.
  • On the brass binnacle containing the compass were engraved the words, ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life’.

Origen

Late 15th century (as bittacle): from Spanish bitácula, bitácora or Portuguese bitacola, from Latin habitaculum 'dwelling place', from habitare 'inhabit'. The change to binnacle occurred in the mid 18th century.

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