A lubricant containing asphaltic materials, which impart extra adhesiveness, that are used for open gears and steel cables.



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SEAL

A soft synthetic rubber washer with a steel core fixed in the outer ring (in the seal groove) in contact with the inner ring to retain lubricant and keep out contamination.

SKELETON TOWER

A tower, usually of steel and often used for navigation aids, constructed of open legs with various horizontal and diagonal bracing members.

COMPRESSION MOLD

A mold for plastics which is open when the material is introduced and which shapes the material by heat and by the pressure of closing.

CENTRIFUGAL SWITCH

A switch opened or closed by centrifugal force; used on some induction motors to open the starting winding when the motor has almost reached synchronous speed.

AREA DRAIN

A receptacle designed to collect surface or rain water from an open area.

JUNCTION BUOY

A buoy which, when viewed from a vessel approaching from the open sea or in the same direction as the main stream of flood current, or in the direction established by appropriate author- ity, indicates the place at which two channels meet.

VISCOSITY MODIFIER

Lubricant additive, usually a high molecular weight polymer, that reduces the tendency of an oil's viscosity to change with temperature.

STEEL NORMALIZING

The heating of steel to approx. 100(f above its critical temperature, then cooling it in the air.

OSH

Open Shelter Deck

CAM

Eccentric shaft used in most internal combustion engines to open and close valves.

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