lubber's mark

lubber's mark
noun
a fixed line on a ship's compass indicating its heading
Hypernyms: ↑reference point, ↑point of reference, ↑reference

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lubber's line, lubber's mark, or lubber's point,
Nautical. a vertical line on the forward inner surface of a compass bowl in line with the bow, which indicates the direction in which the ship's head is swinging, to assist the helmsman in keeping course at sea.

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  • Lubber's mark — Lubber Lub ber, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. lubber. See {Looby}, {Lob}.] A heavy, clumsy, or awkward fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown. [1913 Webster] Lingering lubbers lose many a penny. Tusser. [1913 Webster] {Land lubber}, a name given in contempt by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lubber — Lub ber, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. lubber. See {Looby}, {Lob}.] A heavy, clumsy, or awkward fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown. [1913 Webster] Lingering lubbers lose many a penny. Tusser. [1913 Webster] {Land lubber}, a name given in contempt by sailors to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Lubber's hole — Lubber Lub ber, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. lubber. See {Looby}, {Lob}.] A heavy, clumsy, or awkward fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown. [1913 Webster] Lingering lubbers lose many a penny. Tusser. [1913 Webster] {Land lubber}, a name given in contempt by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lubber's line — Lubber Lub ber, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. lubber. See {Looby}, {Lob}.] A heavy, clumsy, or awkward fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown. [1913 Webster] Lingering lubbers lose many a penny. Tusser. [1913 Webster] {Land lubber}, a name given in contempt by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lubber's point — Lubber Lub ber, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. lubber. See {Looby}, {Lob}.] A heavy, clumsy, or awkward fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown. [1913 Webster] Lingering lubbers lose many a penny. Tusser. [1913 Webster] {Land lubber}, a name given in contempt by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lubber line — noun a fixed line on a ship s compass indicating its heading • Syn: ↑lubber s line, ↑lubber s mark, ↑lubber s point • Hypernyms: ↑reference point, ↑point of reference, ↑reference * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • lubber's point — noun a fixed line on a ship s compass indicating its heading • Syn: ↑lubber s line, ↑lubber line, ↑lubber s mark • Hypernyms: ↑reference point, ↑point of reference, ↑reference * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • lubber's line — Navig. 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. [1855 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • lubber's line — noun a fixed line on a ship s compass indicating its heading • Syn: ↑lubber line, ↑lubber s mark, ↑lubber s point • Hypernyms: ↑reference point, ↑point of reference, ↑reference …   Useful english dictionary

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