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bell book


noun Nautical.

a book in which all orders affecting the main engines of a ship are recorded.

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Nearby words

belize city, belizean, bell, bell arch, bell beaker, bell book, bell bottoms, bell bronze, bell buoy, bell burnell, bell captain

Origin of bell book

so called from the special use of bells on a ship
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