bell book

noun

: a book in which a ship's engineer records speeds, directions, and engine data

Word History

Etymology

so called from the shipboard use of bells for signals

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“Bell book.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bell%20book. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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