Definition of Peloruses

1. Noun. (plural of pelorus) ¹



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Definition of Peloruses

1. pelorus [n] - See also: pelorus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peloruses

peloid
peloids
pelology
pelon
pelopathy
pelopium
peloria
pelorian
pelorias
peloric
pelories
pelorism
pelorisms
peloro-
pelorus
peloruses (current term)
pelory
pelosity
pelota
pelotas
pelotherapy
peloton
pelotons
pels
pelt
pelt along
pelt down
pelt of the dog
pelta
peltae

Literary usage of Peloruses

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1. Annual Reports of the Navy Department: Report of the Secretary of the Navy by United States Navy Dept (1921)
"Magnetic compasses, azimuth circles, and peloruses.—During the year the United States Shipping Board ... 3 peloruses, of a total approximate value of ..."

2. Proceedings of the Municipal Engineers of the City of New York (1905)
"... the manufacture of nautical instruments, such as binnacles, peloruses, illuminated peloruses, etc. Above this floor is located the surveying-instruments ..."

3. Modern Seamanship by Austin Melvin Knight (1921)
"... they can be shipped in gimbal rings in place of peloruses for use in taking bearings, or rigidly mounted in front of the helmsman for steering purposes. ..."

4. Shipbuilding Cyclopedia: A Reference Book Covering Definitions of by Bibber Webster, J. L. Bates, Stephen McKay Phillips, Alfred Henry Haag (1920)
"We invite inquiries regarding all kinds of Nautical Equipment—particularly, Compasses—Liquid or Dry, peloruses—Binnacles—Sextants and Taffrail Logs. ..."

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