"South-east, sir," replied Paul, after looking into the binnacle.
With one consent we both walked aft to the binnacle and peered into it.
He bent low over the binnacle, afterwards glancing swiftly shoreward.
If it be in the binnacle, in course the ship as carries it must be stern towards us.
After he had left me, I lighted the lamps in the binnacle and then fell to work upon the food.
As I was passing the light in the binnacle, I looked in at the compass for a moment.
I couldn't say when the danger ceased; but I found myself looking at Madame across the binnacle lamp and she was looking at me.
I flew to the binnacle; we had not in any way altered our course.
Seating himself on the binnacle, he ordered the lashings which had bound the two ships throughout the bloody conflict to be cut.
I sung out, as I stepped to the binnacle to take the bearings of the schooner from us.
"wooden box for a ship's compass," c.1750, corruption of bittacle (1620s), which is probably from Spanish bitacula or Portuguese bitacola, both from Latin habitaculum "little dwelling place," from habitare "to inhabit" (see habit).