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The line on a ship which indicates the maximum depth to which it can sink when loaded with cargo. Also known as marks.

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RESTRICTOR

A device for producing a deliberate pressure drop or resistance in a line by reducing the cross-sectional flow area.

AFT

Back of the vessel.

ASTERN

A backward movement of a vessel

ATHWARTSHIP

Across the ship, at right angles to the fore-and-aft centerline

UPBOUND

A vessel traveling upstream.

BUMPKIN

The spar projecting from stern of ship

BEAM

The width of a ship. Also called breadth.

BREADTH

The width of a ship.

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

AFFREIGHTMENT

A hiring of a vessel
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