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BINNACLE (before 18th century bittacl...

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 949 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BINNACLE (before 18th century bittacle, through Span. bitacula, from Lat. habitaculum, a little dwelling), a case on the deck of a ship, generally in front of the steersman, in which is kept a compass, and a light by which the compass is read at night.
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