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On or in a vessel. synonymous with 'on board.'

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OVEROCCULT

The action of a coronagraph that occults a region whose diameter is significantly greater than that of the photosphere and thereby cuts off the inner corona from observation, as may be necessary for a coronagraph aboard a spacecraft due to limitations on spacecraft control.

OCEANOGRAPHIC DREDGE

A device used aboard ship to bring up large samples of deposits and sediments from the ocean bottom.

EMBARK

To go aboard a vessel

SCUTTLEBUTT

Cask of drinking water aboard a ship; rumour, idle gossip

LINE

Rope and cordage used aboard a vessel.

BREAK BULK CARGO

Goods that must be loaded aboard a ship individually, and not in intermodal containers or in bulk, carried by a general cargo ship.

BLACK GANG

A slang expression referring to the personnel in the engine department aboard ship.

RANGE CLOCK

A clockwork device used aboard a warship to continuously calculate the range to an enemy ship.

SLOP CHEST

A ship's store of merchandise, such as clothing, tobacco, etc., maintained aboard merchant ships for sale to the crew.

ROPE

In general, cordage as it is purchased at the store. When it comes aboard a vessel and is put to use it becomes line.

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