When the anchor is secured for sea. Typically rests just outside the hawsepipe on the outer side of the hull, at the bow of a vessel.

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TRAILBOARD

A decorative board at the bow of a vessel, sometimes bearing the vessel's name.

ABSORBER

That part of the low side of an absorption system, used for absorbing vapor refrigerant.

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

SHELL PLATING

The plates forming the outer side and bottom skin of the hull

PRESSURE DROP

Resistance to flow created by the element (media) in a filter or other equipment. Defined as the difference in pressure upstream (inlet side of the unit) and downstream (outlet side of the unit).

BACK PRESSURE

The pressure encountered on the return side of a system.

HYPOTENUSE

The side of a plane right triangle opposite the right angle; the longest side of a plane right triangle

ICE ANCHOR

An anchor designed for securing a vessel to ice

DOWNSTREAM

The outlet side of an instrument, a pump, valve, etc..

SUCTION SIDE

Low-pressure side of the system extending from the refrigerant control through the evaporator to the inlet valve of the compressor.

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