Origin of binnacle1
New York State Older Use.
Origin of binnacle2
Examples from the Web for binnacle
Historical Examples of binnacle
At last he turned onto the bridge and moved toward the binnacle light.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
The man at the wheel was looking down into the binnacle and Sears took her hand.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The coat was hanging from the nail, within six inches of the binnacle.End of the Tether
"Throw the cover over the binnacle," said Lingard in his duty voice.The Rescue
He put his head under his wing where he sat on the binnacle.The Magic City
Word Origin for binnacle
"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).