lubber line


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

Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lubber line was in 1858

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Cite this Entry

“Lubber line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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