A four-sided sail bent to an obliquely hanging yard


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MONORAIL

A single rail used as a track; usually elevated, with cars straddling or hanging from it.

ICICLE

A hanging mass of ice, usually conical, formed by the freezing of dripping water

BELL

The type of buoy with a large bell and hanging hammers that sound by wave action.

INVERTED COMPASS

A marine magnetic compass designed and installed for observation from below the compass card. Frequently used as a telltale compass. Also called HANGING COMPASS, OVERHEAD COMPASS.

MAMMA

Hanging protuberances, like pouches on the under surface of a cloud. This supplementary cloud feature occurs mostly with cirrus, cirrocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus. stratocumulus, and cumulonimbus; in the case of cumulonimbus, mamma generally appear on the under side of the anvil.

GANGWAY

A narrow hanging staircase used by persons entering or leaving a vessel from the pier or boat

TAG OUT

Hanging 'Do Not Operate' tags on and locking out equipment to ensure that is not operated while maintenance or inspection is carried out.

IRISH PENNANT

A rope or yarn hanging untidily aloft.

ATWOOD MACHINE

A device comprising a pulley over which is passed a stretch-free cord with a weight hanging on each end.

CANTILEVER

1. A beam or member securely fixed at one end and hanging free at the other end. 2. In particular, in an atomic force microscope a very small beam that has a tip attached to its free end; the deflection of the beam is used camera study.

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