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chart house

noun, Nautical
a room or deckhouse for storing and working with charts, navigational instruments, etc.
Also called chart room.
Origin of chart house
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The wheel, which was uncovered, was set at the break of the poop, between the rail and the chart-house.

    Beggars on Horseback F. Tennyson Jesse
  • He stared at the night framed in the door of the chart-house.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • The foot of the broad stairway to the chart-house rested on a cross-hall a dozen feet in length.

  • Mr. Mellaire came aft, and they met beside me in the lee of the chart-house.

  • In the lee of the chart-house Captain West and the pilot were pacing slowly up and down.

  • Have the goodness to bring me the night-glass from the chart-house.

  • Captain Kettle showed his visitor courteously down to the temporary jail, and then returned to the chart-house and sipped his tea.

    A Master of Fortune Cutcliffe Hyne
  • "This is the chart-house, shelter, and companion-way all in one," Hilliard explained.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • The pilot ate in the chart-house, so that at table were the four of us that would always be at table together.

  • The figure of a man was visible a little in front of me by the chart-house.

    Hurricane Island H. B. Marriott Watson

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