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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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The binnacles neatly contain all the services paraphernalia--air supply and return risers, VAV (variable air volume) boxes, jet diffusers, electrical risers, electrical panels, hose reels, PA speakers and CCTV-controlled water cannon to put out fires.
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.
After the war, the company worked closely with the Navy to develop many new items and was granted a number of patents covering marine compasses, binnacles, and correcting systems.
The twin steering binnacles control twin rudders, which is intended to improve tracicingwhen the beamy hull is heeled.
Inside, white backlit dials sit in recessed, individual binnacles behind a three-spoke steering wheel.
The instrument panel features silver binnacles and black dials.
5 Hot air is extracted by the binnacles at roughly the same height as the cold air is injected
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.
The Brera has the classic, simple layout of speedometer and tachometer in binnacles in front of the driver with fuel, oil and water temperature gauges on the angled centre console.