A propeller at the bow of the ship, used during maneuvering to provide transverse thrust


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POISSON RATIO

The ratio of the transverse contracting strain to the elongation strain when a rod is stretched by forces which are applied at its ends and which are parallel to the rod's axis.

PLATE TOWER

A distillation tower along the internal height of which is a series of transverse plates (bubble-cap or sieve) to force intimate contact between downward flowing liquid and upward flowing vapor.

ORTHOTROPIC DECK

A bridge deck constructed typically of flat steel plate and longitudinal and transverse ribs; functions in carrying traffic and acting as top flanges of floor beams.

MADISTOR

A cryogenic semiconductor device in which injection plasma can be steered or controlled by transverse magnetic fields, to give the action of a switch.

LENARD SPIRAL

A type of magnetometer consisting of a spiral of bismuth wire and a Wheatstone bridge to measure changes in the resistance of the wire produced by magnetic fields and as a result of the transverse magnetoresistance of bismuth.

KNEE BRACE

A stiffener between a column and a supported truss or beam to provide greater rigidity in a building frame under transverse loads.

INTERCEPTING SEWER

A sewer that receives flow from transverse sewers and conducts the water to a treatment plant or disposal point.

INDUCTION FLOWMETER

An instrument for measuring the flow of a conducting liquid passing through a tube, in which the tube is placed in a transverse magnetic field and the induced electromotive force between electrodes at opposite ends of a diameter of the tube perpendicular to the field is measured.

HOLLOW GRAVITY DAM

A fixed gravity dam, usually of reinforced concrete, constructed of inclined slabs or arched sections supported by transverse buttresses.

FUTTOCK

A piece of timber that make up a large transverse frame.

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