A plate running along the top of a vertical bar keel.

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SPREAD

The divergence of the air stream in a horizontal or vertical plane after it leaves the outlet.

CROWN

The top of the piston in an internal combustion engine above the fire ring, exposed to direct flame impingement.

GYROSCOPIC DRIFT

The horizontal rotation of the spin axis of a gyroscope about the vertical axis

HEAVE

The oscillatory vertical rise and fall, due to the entire hull being lifted by the force of the sea. Also called HEAVING

SHELL PLATING

The plates forming the outer side and bottom skin of the hull

STEALER

A single wide plate that is butt-connected to two narrow plates, usually near the ends of a ship.

HEIGHT OF TIDE

Vertical distance from the chart sounding datum to the water surface at any stage of the tide. It is positive if the water level is higher than the chart sounding datum. The vertical distance from the chart sounding datum to a high water datum is called RISE OF TIDE.

HEELING ERROR INSTRUMENT

Heeling adjuster. Also called VERTICAL FORCE INSTRUMENT

OIL RING

A loose ring, the inner surface of which rides a shaft or journal and dips into a reservoir of lubricant from which it carries the lubricant to the top of a bearing by its rotation with the shaft.

MODEL ATMOSPHERE

Any theoretical representation of the atmosphere, particularly of vertical temperature distribution.

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