Author Results for D.W. Waters

Bittacles and Binnacles

By D.W. Waters

A long and detailed piece on the emergence of the word Binnacle from the word Bittacle which was in earlier use. As well as tracing the etymology of the words, the author describes how the bittacle/binnacle was used and how it developed, its different forms and the reasons for different positions on ships. Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Science & Exploration | Ship Handling & Seamanship