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A type of handsaw that has a narrow blade, usually about 1/8 inch (3 millimeters) wide, held taut by a U-shaped frame equipped with a handle; used for shaping and cutout work.

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The glass of a marine sextant, attached to the frame, through which the horizon is observed. The half of this glass nearer the frame is silvered to form the HORIZON MIRROR for reflecting the image of a celestial body; the other half is clear.


Dimensions of ships structural members, e.g., frame, beam, girder, etc.


A method of constructing wooden hulls by fixing planks to a frame so that the planks butt up against each other.


A slender triangular recess cut into the faying surface of a frame or steamed timber to fit over the land of clinker planking, or cut into the faying edge of a plank or rebate to avoid feather ends on a strake of planking. The feather end is cut off to produce a nib. The joggle and nib in this case is made wide enough to allow a caulking iron to enter the seam.


The position of a body as determined by the inclination of the axes to some other frame of reference. If not otherwise specified, this frame of reference is fixed to the earth.


A marine sextant accessory consisting of a tubular sighting vane, the function of which is to keep the line of vision parallel to the frame of the instrument when observing horizontal sextant angles.


A frame connected at the upper end to the cant beams (See beams, cant.)


A vertical transverse flat plate welded to the tank top or margin plate and to the frame in the area of the bilge.


Transverse members that make up the riblike skeleton of a ship


Vertical transverse plate immediately above the bottom shell plating, often located at every frame, extending from bilge to bilge.
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