Navel

Noun

  • (historical) An eye on the underside of a carronade for securing it to a carriage.
  • The central part or point of anything; the middle.

    "Within the navel of this hideous wood, / Immured in cypress shades, a sorcerer dwells. — Milton."

  • (anatomy) The indentation or bump remaining in the abdomen of mammals where the umbilical cord was attached before birth.

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