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    #1

    meaning of point

    A seaman yells: Two points to starboard!

    What is a meaning of point here? Is that some sort of measurement? :-/


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    Re: meaning of point

    Yes. Two points on the compass.

    See here for a diagram of the compass points: Maps and Compasses - Compasses and Bearings - Boxing the compass

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    Re: meaning of point

    Thank you!

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    Re: meaning of point

    two points on the compass toward the right-hand side of a ship

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