Loaded vessels lashed tightly, one on each side of another vessel, and then emptied to provide additional buoyancy that reduces the draught of the ship in the middle.

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DEFLECTION

  1. The displacement of an electron beam from its straight-line path by an electrostatic or electromagnetic field.
  2. Shape change or reduction in the diameter of a conduit, produced without fracturing the material.
  3. Elastic movement or sinking of a loaded structural member, particularly of the mid-span of a beam.

PARALLEL CUT

A group of parallel holes, not all charged with explosive, to create the initial cavity to which the loaded holes break in blasting a development round. Also known as burn cut.

JIG BACK

An aerial ropeway with a pair of containers that move in opposite directions and are loaded or stopped alternately at opposite stations but do not pass around the terminals. Also known as reversible tramway; to-and-fro ropeway.

INITIAL SHOT START PRESSURE

In interior ballistics, the pressure required to start the motion of the projectile from its initial loaded position; in fixed ammunition, it includes pressure required to separate projectile and cartridge case and to start engraving the rotating band.

IMPACT SCREEN

A screen designed to swing or rock forward when loaded and to stop abruptly by coming in contact with a stop.

RESIDUAL DIRT CAPACITY

The dirt capacity remaining in a service loaded filter element after use, but before cleaning, measured under the same conditions as the dirt capacity of a new filter element.

TOP-OFF

To fill a ship which is already partly loaded with cargo or bunkers.

BREAK BULK CARGO

Goods that must be loaded aboard a ship individually, and not in intermodal containers or in bulk, carried by a general cargo ship.

LOADED TO THE GUNWALES

Having cargo loaded as high as the ship's rail.

PLIMSOLL LINE

A special marking, positioned amidships, that indicates the draft of the vessel and the legal limit to which the vessel may be loaded for specific water types and temperatures.

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