lubber line

lubber's line

noun Navigation.
a vertical line on the forward inner side of the bowl of a fixed compass, used as a reference mark indicating the heading of a vessel.
Also, lubber line.
Also called lubber's mark, lubber's point.


Origin:
1855–65

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lubber line
 
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Also called: lubber's line a mark on a ship's compass that designates the fore-and-aft axis of the vessel

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