or lubber line
a vertical line on the forward inner side of the bowl of a fixed compass, used as a reference mark indicating the heading of a vessel.
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What does “vacillate” mean?
Also called lubber's mark, lubber's point .
Origin of lubber's line
First recorded in 1855–65
Words nearby lubber's line
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