Definition of Bittacle

1. n. A binnacle.



Definition of Bittacle

1. Noun. (obsolete) A binnacle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bittacle

1. binnacle [n -S] - See also: binnacle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bittacle

bitsiest
bitsquatting
bitstate
bitstock
bitstocks
bitstream
bitstreams
bitstring
bitstrings
bitsy
bitt
bitt-heads
bitt-pin
bitt-pins
bitt pin
bittacle (current term)
bittacles
bitte
bitted
bitten
bitten-to-the-quick
bitter
bitter-bark
bitter almond
bitter almond oil
bitter aloes
bitter apple
bitter betch
bitter chocolate

Literary usage of Bittacle

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Only the form bittacle appears in Todd's Johnson, as copied from Bailey's Diet., viz. ' a frame of timber in the steerage of a ship where the compass stands ..."

2. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1906)
"June. m The bittacle li a close place in which the Compasse standeth. Busse Iland. ... This night we lighted Candles in the m bittacle againe. ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"Binnacle, a box for a ship's compass. (Port. —L.^ A singular corruption ol the older word bittacle, by confusion with tin, a chest. ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"Sec bittacle. Bird. AS. brid, the young of birds ; earnes brid, an eagle's young ... bittacle or Binnacle. A frame of timber in the steerage of a ship, ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"E. habit, v., cohabit, inhabit, habitable, habitant, etc., habitacle, bittacle, binnacle,exhibit, inhibit, prohibit, debit, debt, ..."

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