To pay out cable under power i.e. by using the windlass motor.


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OVERWIND

To wind a spring, rope, or cable too tightly or too far.

METER WHEEL

A special block used to support the oceanographic wire paid out over the side of a ship; attached directly or connected by means of a speedometer cable to a gearbox which measures the length of wire.

LEFT-LAID

The lay of a wire or fiber rope or cable in which the individual wires or fibers in the strands are twisted to the right and the left-laid leg strands to the left. Also known as left-handed;

KICKPIPE

A short pipe protecting an electrical cable at the point where it emerges from a floor.

INHAUL CABLE

In a cable excavator, thelinethatpullsthebuckettodigandbring in soil. Also known as digging line.

INCLINED CABLEWAY

A monocable arrangement in which the track cable has a slope sufficiently steep to allow the carrier to run down under its own weight.

HOLME MUD SAMPLER

A scooplike device holonomic constraints which can be lowered by cable to the ocean floor to collect sediment samples.

HOIST HOOK

A swivel hook attached to the end of a hoist cable for securing a load.

SHROUD

A rope or cable serving to hold a mast up from side to side.

RODE

The anchor line, rope or cable connecting the anchor chain to the vessel. Also anchor rode.

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