Navel

Definition of Navel

Na´vel   Pronunciation: nā´v'l
n.1.(Anat.) A mark or depression in the middle of the abdomen; the umbilicus; called also belly button in humans. See Umbilicus.
2.The central part or point of anything; the middle.
Within the navel of this hideous wood,
Immured in cypress shades, a sorcerer dwells.
- Milton.
3.(Gun.) An eye on the under side of a carronade for securing it to a carriage.
Navel gall
a bruise on the top of the chine of the back of a horse, behind the saddle.
Navel point
(Her.) Same as Nombril.
- Johnson.

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