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binnacle

a housing for a ship's compass

binnacle

[′bin·ə·kəl]
(naval architecture)
A stand, case, or box for a ship's magnetic compass, which may contain nonmagnetic gear such as a lamp.

binnacle

An obsolete term for a dwelling place.
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Our crew of four had plenty of space to work in the cockpit and I was happy to trim the mainsail from the binnacle.
Return air is drawn back from the concourse levels via the binnacles and exhaust air is discharged through the baggage-handling area, where it exfiltrates out through the many openings accommodating the beltways.
Large clear speedometer and tachometer gauges dominate while the fuel gauge and clock complement in smaller tubular binnacles.
The experience is pleasant for the driver too with race-style binnacles housing the main instruments and a simple, easy-to-use interface.
Twin glass roof panels flank the central overhead console and the main instruments take the form of a pair of orange illuminated transparent foil dials in individual binnacles.
The ground floor living room has a spiral staircase leading up to Roger's "crow's nest" which is crammed with maritime memorabilia including binnacles, compasses, bells and divers' helmets.
The binnacles have space aplenty for plotters and electronics and are well outboard, allowing ease of access to the wide transom.
5 Hot air is extracted by the binnacles at roughly the same height as the cold air is injected
The twin steering binnacles control twin rudders, which is intended to improve tracicingwhen the beamy hull is heeled.
the cockpit area is spacious to say the least, but isn't overly empty thanks to a large extendable table surrounded on both sides by vast lounges, while aft are enclosing helm binnacles that have primary Harken 60 winches inboard by the binnacles, while all halyards run neatly via jammers to twin Harken 468 fitted on the gunwales.