1. A post or pair mounted on the ship's bow, for fastening ropes or cables. 2. Strong vertical timbers or irons fastened through the deck beams used for securing ropes or hawsers.

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SPREAD

The divergence of the air stream in a horizontal or vertical plane after it leaves the outlet.

TRAILBOARD

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

FREEBOARD DECK

Deck to which freeboard is measured

GYROSCOPIC DRIFT

The horizontal rotation of the spin axis of a gyroscope about the vertical axis

HEAVE

The oscillatory vertical rise and fall, due to the entire hull being lifted by the force of the sea. Also called HEAVING

TWEEN DECK

The space between any two adjacent decks

HEIGHT OF TIDE

Vertical distance from the chart sounding datum to the water surface at any stage of the tide. It is positive if the water level is higher than the chart sounding datum. The vertical distance from the chart sounding datum to a high water datum is called RISE OF TIDE.

HEELING ERROR INSTRUMENT

Heeling adjuster. Also called VERTICAL FORCE INSTRUMENT

MODEL ATMOSPHERE

Any theoretical representation of the atmosphere, particularly of vertical temperature distribution.

WICKING

The vertical absorption of a liquid into a porous material by capillary forces.

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