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A sustained and uninterrupted work activity, for example, exertion of a muscular force.



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BEACHCOMBER

A person who collects objects washed ashore. An out of work seaman.

BRAKE HORSEPOWER

A unit of power, numerically equivalent to a rate of 33,000 foot-pounds of work per minute. The measure of an engine's horsepower without the loss in power caused by the gearbox, generator, differential, water pump, and other auxiliary components such as alternator, power steering pump, muffled exhaust system, etc.

BHP

Brake horsepower - a unit of power, numerically equivalent to a rate of 33,000 foot-pounds of work per minute. The measure of an engine's horsepower without the loss in power caused by the gearbox, generator, differential, water pump, and other auxiliary components such as alternator, power steering pump, muffled exhaust system, etc.

CHANTIES

Sea songs. Often, a verse chanted by a leader, with replying chorus in unison by the work gang that coordinates the group's deck task. For instance, rhythmically hauling in an anchor cable.

DOG

A short metal clamp used for securing doors, manholes or work pieces.

FACE PLATE

1) A stiffening plate welded along the edge of a frame. 2) A removable plate threaded onto the arbour of a lathe for work piece attachment.

LAG

1) To wrap around (with an insulating barrier for instance). 2) To be later. 3) A work shy person.

PAY

To cover over with tar or pitch. Monetary remuneration for work done.

R.A.M.

A vessel that due to the nature of her work or trade is restricted in ability to manoeuvre.

ANCHOR BAR

A lever used to work an anchor windlass.

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