To slacken or relieve tension on a line.


Related Terms

PERMEABILITY NUMBER

A numbered value assigned to molding materials indicating the relative ease of passage of gases through them.

SEA KINDLINESS

A measure of the ease of motion of a vessel in heavy seas, particularly in regard to rolling, pitching, and shipping water. It is not to be confused with seaworthiness which implies that the vessel is able to sustain heavy rolling, pitching, etc., without structural damage or impaired stability.

DATABASE

A collection of data arranged for ease and speed of search and retrieval.

DECLIVITY

The slope of a shipway to allow for ease of launching.

SHACKLE

1) A bowed metal fitting closed with a pin through the ends, used for ease of attachment of ropes, wires and chains. 2) A 15 fathoms length of anchor chain, sometimes called a shot.

START

To ease a sheet.

UNITIZATION

Consolidation of a number of cargo articles into a larger whole to ease handling.

WPT

Waypoint - a geographic position along a course line, of change of course or destination, often stored in a GPS memory for ease of recall.

W.P.T.

Waypoint - a geographic position along a course line, of change of course or destination, often stored in a GPS memory for ease of recall.

PACKAGE

Any physical piece of cargo in relation to transport consisting of the contents and its packing for the purpose of ease of handling by manual or mechanical means.

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