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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small rope securing a ship's steering-wheel when not in use.
  • n. A string fastened to one of the gimbals of a compass, and having its end hanging out of the binnacle so that the helmsman may by pulling it cause the compass-card to play freely.

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