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A case that supports and protects a ship's compass, located near the helm.
[Alteration of Middle English bitakille, from Old Spanish bitácula or from Old Portuguese bitácola, both from Latin habitāculum, habitation, from habitāre, to inhabit; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Nautical Terms) a housing for a ship's compass
[C17: changed from C15 bitakle, from Portuguese bitácula, from Late Latin habitāculum dwelling-place, from Latin habitāre to inhabit; spelling influenced by bin]
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bin•na•cle(ˈbɪn ə kəl)
a stand or housing for a nautical compass.
[1615–25; bin + (bitt)acle < Pg bitacola < Latin habitāculum lodge]
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binnacle[ˈbɪnəkl] N → bitácora f
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n → Kompasshaus nt
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