lubber line

  1. a mark on a ship's compass that designates the fore-and-aft axis of the vessel: Also called: lubber's line

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How to use lubber line in a sentence

  • While he had winked his eyes, so it seemed to him, the true course had fairly straddled away from the lubber line.

    Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
  • Now go to your compass and see that its lubber line is exactly fore and aft and in the keel line of the ship.

    Lectures in Navigation | Ernest Gallaudet Draper