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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for obtaining directly, without calculation, the true bearing of the sun, and thence the variation of the compass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. [lowercase] An instrument for determining the error of a ship's compass by the bearing of celestial objects.
  • n. The typical and only living genus of Palinuridæ. P. vulgaris is known as the spiny lobster, rock-lobster, or sea-crawfish.
  • n. A genus of stromateoid fishes: same as Lirus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the family Palinuridae

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