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Meaning of binnacle

bin•na•cle

Pronunciation: (bin'u-kul), [key]
— n. Naut.
  1. a stand or enclosure of wood or nonmagnetic metal for supporting and housing a compass.

bin•na•cle

Pronunciation: (bin'u-kul), [key]
— New York State Older Use.
  1. a side branch of a river; millrace.
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