lubber's line


lubber's line
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]

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  • 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 line — n. a fixed mark or line on a compass, aligned with the bow of a ship (or aircraft) and used as by the helmsman in steering a course: also lubber line …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • lubber's line — lub′ber s (or lub′ber) line n. navig. a reference mark on a compass or other navigational instrument indicating the heading of a vessel …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

  • Lubber grasshopper — 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 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 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'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


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