Definition of lubber's line in English:

lubber's line

Syllabification: lub·ber's line
(also lubber line)

noun

  • A line marked on the compass in a ship or aircraft, showing the direction straight ahead.
    More example sentences
    • Adjustable compasses have a compass body with a lubber's line and a rotating capsule or bezel with a boxing mark.
    • Simple compasses may use north or 0º on the azimuth circle as a lubber's line.

More definitions of lubber's line

Definition of lubber's line in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw