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

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SPREAD

The divergence of the air stream in a horizontal or vertical plane after it leaves the outlet.

GYROSCOPIC DRIFT

The horizontal rotation of the spin axis of a gyroscope about the vertical axis

HEAVE

The oscillatory vertical rise and fall, due to the entire hull being lifted by the force of the sea. Also called HEAVING

SHELL PLATING

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

INTERFACIAL TENSION (IFT)

The energy per unit area present at the boundary of two immiscible liquids. It is usually expressed in dynes/cm (ASTM Designation D 971.)

STEALER

A single wide plate that is butt-connected to two narrow plates, usually near the ends of a ship.

HEIGHT OF TIDE

Vertical distance from the chart sounding datum to the water surface at any stage of the tide. It is positive if the water level is higher than the chart sounding datum. The vertical distance from the chart sounding datum to a high water datum is called RISE OF TIDE.

HIGH

An area of high pressure. Since a high is, on a synoptic chart, always associated with anticyclonic circulation, the term is used interchangeably with ANTICYCLONE

HEELING ERROR INSTRUMENT

Heeling adjuster. Also called VERTICAL FORCE INSTRUMENT

HORN ANTENNA

An antenna consisting of a waveguide the cross-sectional area of which increases toward the open end. Often shortened to HORN.
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