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1 The old maritime word for the compass card from the time it was pivoted in the compass bowl and thus able to revolve freely.

2 The part of a flag, ensign, or pennant furthest from the jackstaff or halyard on which it is hoisted, i.e. the part which flutters in the wind.

See also wear, to.

See also wear, to.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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