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|(Naut.)||a small board hung in the steerage, having the points of the compass marked on it, and for each point as many holes as there are half hours in a watch. It is used for recording the courses made by the ship in each half hour, by putting a peg in the corresponding hole.|
See also: Traverse
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.