Wood or metal supports to keep shipments in place to prevent cargo shifting.

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Wood or metal supports to keep shipments in place to prevent cargo shifting.


A troughlike device of metal or wood with vertical slots set at various angles in the upright sides, for guiding a handsaw in making a miter joint.


  1. A place or room for the stowage of cargo in a vessel.
  2. The act of stowing cargo aboard a vessel.
  3. To arrange (cargo, goods, etc.) in the hold of a vessel; to move or rearrange such goods; the pulling and moving about of packages incident to close stowage aboard a vessel.
  4. To search a vessel for smuggled goods, e.g.


A metal timber connector fitted with a circular series of sharp teeth that dig into the wood, preventing lateral motion, as a bolt is tightened through the wood and the spike.


Adhesion of the molecules of gases, liquids, or dissolved substances to a solid surface, resulting in relatively high concentration of the molecules at the place of contact; e.g. the plating out of an anti-wear additive on metal surfaces.


The place where cargo is handled is called a terminal (or a wharf)


A wood or metal peg, placed in a slot or hole at the end of a bench; used to keep a workpiece from slipping.


Person or company who contracts to transport cargo from the port or place of discharge of a sea-going or ocean-going ship to another destination by a different means of transport, such as a feeder vessel, truck, train, or barge.


An electric double layer formed at the surface of contact between a metal and a semiconductor having different work functions, because the mobile carrier charge density is insufficient to neutralize the fixed charge density of donors and acceptors. Also known as barrier layer (deprecated); blocking layer (deprecated); space-charge layer.


Place where cargo leaves the care and custody of carrier.

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