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A mortar joint connecting two courses of brick or pebble.

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JIC

Joint Industry Conference.

BIMETALLIC COUPLE

A joint or union of two dissimilar metals.

RABBET

A groove cut in wood to form part of a joint.

AIR ALMANAC

1. A periodical publication of astronomical data designed primarily for air navigation, but often used in marine navigation. 2. A joint publication of the U.S. Naval Observatory and H. M. Nautical Almanac Office, Royal Greenwich Observatory, designed primarily for air navigation. In general the information is similar to that of the Nautical Almanac, but is given to a precision of 1' of arc and 1s of time, at intervals of 10m (values for the sun and Aries are given to a precision of 0.1').

NAUTICAL ALMANAC

1. A periodical publication of astronomical data designed primarily for marine navigation. Such a publication designed primarily for air navigation is called an AIR ALMANAC. 2. Nautical Almanac; a joint annual publication of the U.S. Naval Observatory and the Nautical Almanac Office, Royal Greenwich Observatory listing the Greenwich hour angle and declination of various celestial bodies to a precision of 0.1' at hourly intervals; time of sunrise, sunset, moon rise, moonset; and other astronomical information useful to navigators.

BUTT

The end joint between two plates or other members which meet end to end

WEEP

A term usually applied to a minute leak in a boiler joint which forms droplets (or tears) of water very slowly.

WORLDWIDE MARINE WEATHER BROADCASTS

A joint publication of the National Weather Service and the Naval Weather Service Command providing information on marine weather broadcasts in all areas of the world. In general, English language broadcasts (or foreign language broadcasts repeated in English) are included in the publication. For areas where English language broadcasts are not available foreign language transmissions are also included.

ABYSSAL GAP

A narrow break in a sea floor rise or between two abyssal plains.

A.L.P.

Articulated loading platform; a partially buoyant tower rising from a universal joint on the sea floor and used for berthing and loading at oil platforms.
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