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A thin, cement-coated wire nail.

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ARMATURE BAR

Copper bars used in place of wire windings, in large armatures, generators, or motors.

RIGHT LANG LAY

Both wires and strands are laid right handed.

UTILITY TRANSFORMER

Primary and secondary coils of wire which reduce (step down) the utility supply volt age for use within a facility.

INDUCTOR

A fundamental element of electrical systems constructed of numerous turns of wire around a ferromagnetic or air core.

BRIDLE

A line or wire secured at both ends in order to distribute a strain between two points.

HOISTING ROPE

A special flexible wire or nylon rope for lifting purposes.

STANLIFF

A heavy wire cable attached to the mast at the hounds to support the weight of a spritsail at the heel.

MAGNETIC STORM

A disturbance in the earth’s magnetic field, associated with abnormal solar activity, and capable of seriously affecting both radio and wire transmission.

CROSS HAIR

A hair, thread, or wire constituting part of a reticle

DRAGGING

1. The process of towing a wire or horizontally set bar below the surface, to determine the least depth in an area or to insure that a given area is free from navigational dangers to a certain depth. 2. The process of pulling along the bottom, as in dragging anchor.
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