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1. in, on, or toward the front of a vessel. 2. in front of a vessel.

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MASK

1. A frame used in front of a television picture tube to conceal the rounded edges of the screen. 2. A thin sheet of metal or other material containing an open pattern, used to shield selected portions of a semiconductor or other surface during a deposition process. 3. A protective covering for the face or head in the form of a wire screen, a metal shield, or a respirator.

LEADING TRUCK

A swiveling frame with wheels under the front end of a locomotive.

INFINITE BAFFLE

[ENG ACOUS] A loudspeaker baffle which prevents interaction between the front and back radiation of the loudspeaker.

HEEL OF A SHOT

1. In blasting, the front or face of a shot farthest from the charge. 2. The distance between the mouth of the drill hole and the corner of the nearest free face. 3. That portion of a drill hole which is filled with the tamping.

PUMP SHROUD

The front and/or back of an impeller.

FORWARD

The front part of a ship.

BOW

The front of a vessel.

PORT SIDE

The left hand side of a ship facing the front or forward end. The port side of a ship during darkness is indicated by a red light. Was previously known as the larboard side but this created confusion with starboard and was changed.

WHARF

The place where ships tie up to unload and load cargo. A wharf typically has front and rear loading docks (aprons), a transit shed, open (unshedded) storage areas, truck bays, and rail tracks.

TRACTOR-TRAILER

A truck that have three main units. The front section where the driver sits is called the cab or the tractor (because it pulls a load). Cargo is loaded into the metal box (container), which is loaded onto the wheel base called a chassis or a trailer.

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