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A file with a rounded edge on one side and a thin edge on the other; used to sharpen straight-sided saw teeth with round gullets.

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ABSORBER

That part of the low side of an absorption system, used for absorbing vapor refrigerant.

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

SHELL PLATING

The plates forming the outer side and bottom skin of the hull

ULF STREAM

A warm, well defined, swift, relatively narrow ocean current which originates where the Florida Current and the Antilles Current meet north of Grand Bahama Island. It gains its impetus from the large volume of water that flows through the Straits of Florida. Near the edge of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland extensions of the Gulf Stream and the Labrador Current continue as the NORTH ATLANTIC CURRENT, which fans outward and widens in a northeastward to eastward flow across the ocean. The Florida Current, the Gulf Stream, and the North Atlantic Current together form the GULF STREAM SYSTEM. Sometimes the entire system is referred to as the Gulf Stream The Gulf Stream forms the western and northwestern part of the general clockwise oceanic circulation of the North Atlantic Ocean.

PRESSURE DROP

Resistance to flow created by the element (media) in a filter or other equipment. Defined as the difference in pressure upstream (inlet side of the unit) and downstream (outlet side of the unit).

BACK PRESSURE

The pressure encountered on the return side of a system.

COAMING

The raised edge of a hatch, cockpit or skylight to help keep out water.

HYPOTENUSE

The side of a plane right triangle opposite the right angle; the longest side of a plane right triangle

ICE SHELF

A floating ice sheet attached to the coast and of considerable thickness, showing 20 to 50 meters or more above sea level. Usually of great horizontal extent and with a level or gently undulating surface, the ice shelf is augmented by annual snow accumulation and often also by the seaward extension of land glaciers. Limited areas of the ice shelf may be aground. The seaward edge is called

DOWNSTREAM

The outlet side of an instrument, a pump, valve, etc..
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