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A flat, tapered nail sheared from steel plate; it has greater holding power than a wire nail and is generally used for fastening flooring.



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SHAFT COUPLING

The mechanical fastening that connects shafts together for power transmission.

COTTERED JOINT

A joint in which a cotter, usually a flat bar tapered on one side to ensure a tight fit, transmits power by shear on an area at right angles to its length.

AUXILIARY ROPE-FASTENING DEVICE

A device attached to an elevator car, to a counterweight, or to the overhead dead-end rope-hitch support, that automatically supports the car or counterweight in case the fastening for the wire rope (cable) fails.

CARRYING CAPACITY

The maximum amount of current or power that can be safely handled by a wire or other component.

VOLT

A derived unit of electric potential in the International System of Units, it is the difference of electric potential between two points of a conducting wire carrying a constant current of 1 ampere, when the power dissipated between these points is equal to 1 watt.

MOUSED HOOK

A hook with strands of wire across the opening to stop it from slipping off.

FOREBITT

A post for fastening cables at a ship's foremast.

PENDANT

  1. A length of wire or rope secured at one end to a mast or spar and having a block or other fitting at the lower end.
  2. A length of wire or rope hooked to a tackle on leeboards.
  3. A long, thin triangular flag flown from the masthead of a military ship (as opposed to a burgee, the flags thus flown on yachts).

LANG LAY WIRE ROPE

Wire rope that has its strands and wires wound in the same direction

PEAK DEMAND

The greatest amount of power needed during a demand interval.

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