To stop a sailing vessel, especially by turning into the wind.


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KEDGE

A technique for moving or turning a ship by using a relatively light anchor known as a kedge. The kedge anchor may be dropped while in motion to create a pivot and thus perform a sharp turn. The kedge anchor may also be carried away from the ship in a smaller boat, dropped, and then weighed, pulling the ship forward.

ANSWER

The expected response of a vessel to control mechanisms, such as a turn answering to the wheel and rudder. 'She won't answer' might be the report from a helmsman when turning the wheel under a pilot's order fails to produce the expected change of direction.

JIBE

To change from one tack to the other away from the wind, with the stern of the vessel turning through the wind.

MANUAL OIL SHUTOFF VALVE

A manually operated valve in the oil line for the purpose of completely turning on or shutting off the oil supply to the burner.

MANUAL GAS SHUTOFF VALVE

A manually operated valve in a gas line for the purpose of completely turning on or shutting off the gas supply.

ROTARY ACTUATOR

A device with hydraulically or pneumatically driven shaft used for lifting, tilting, clamping, opening, closing, turning and swinging.

CAPSIZING

Turning of a vessel upside down while on water

PACIFIC SOUTH EQUATORIAL CURRENT

A Pacific Ocean current that flows westward between latitudes 3°N and 10°S. In mid ocean, much of it turns south to form a large whirl. The portion that continues across the ocean divides as it approaches Australia, part flowing north toward New Guinea and part turning south along the east coast of Australia as the EAST AUSTRALIA CURRENT.

PACIFIC NORTH EQUATORIAL CURRENT

A North Pacific Ocean current that flows westward between latitudes 10°N and 20°N. East of the Philippines, it divides, part turning south to join the Pacific Equatorial Counter current and part turning north to flow along the coast of Japan as the KUROSHIO.

ROTATION

Turning of a body about an axis within the body, such as the daily rotation of the earth.

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