Lubricants that impart to rubbing surfaces the ability to carry appreciably greater loads than would be possible with ordinary lubricants without excessive wear or damage.


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PARALLEL RELIABILITY

[SYS ENG] Property of a system composed of functionally parallel elements in such a way that if one of the elements fails, the parallel units will continue to carry out the system function.

BARGE CARRIERS

Ships designed to carry barges.

TAPERED-LAND THRUST BEARING

The babbitt face of a tapered-land thrust bearing has a series of fixed pads divided by radial slots. The leading edge of each sector is tapered, allowing an oil wedge to build up and carry the thrust between the collar and pad.

ORE-OIL CARRIER

A ship designed to carry either ore or oil in bulk.

COMBINED SHIP

A ship which can carry both liquid and dry bulk cargoes.

DISPATCH BOAT

A vessel ranging in size from a small boat to a large ship tasked to carry military dispatches from ship to ship, from ship to shore, or, occasionally, from shore to shore.

PEAK

The uppermost brail on the mainsail. Upper and lower peaks are normal, but a barge may carry a third set too.

TROOPSHIP

A ship used to carry soldiers. Troopships are not specially designed for military operations and unlike landing ships cannot land troops directly onto a shore; instead they unload troops at a harbor or onto smaller vessels for transportation to shore.

PRODUCTS TANKER

A tanker designed to carry refined petroleum products in bulk.

FREIGHT FORWARDER

Arranges shipments for customers usually break bulk. Does not actually carry the cargo or conduct business for the ship.

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