lubber line

noun

Definition of lubber line

: a fixed line on the compass of a ship or airplane that is aligned with the longitudinal axis of the vehicle

First Known Use of lubber line

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lubber line was in 1858

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“Lubber line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lubber%20line. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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