A method of constructing wooden hulls by fixing planks to a frame so that the planks butt up against each other.


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BUTT

The end joint between two plates or other members which meet end to end

BUTT STRAP

A strap that overlaps the butt between two plates, serving as a connecting strength strap between the butted ends of the plating

SHELL EXPANSION

A plan showing the seams and butts, thickness and associated welding or riveting of all plates comprising the shell plating, framing, etc.

BAT BOLT

A bolt whose butt or tang is bashed or jagged.

DOUBLE-RIVET

To rivet a lap joint with two rows of rivets or a butt joint with four rows.

EXPOSURE

The distance from the butt of one shingle to the butt of the shingle above it, or the amount of a shingle that is seen.

PILE DRIVER

A hoist and movable steel frame equipped to handle piles and drive them into the ground.

PANEL BOARD

A drawing board with an adjustable outer frame that is forced over the drawing paper to hold and strain it.

PANEL SYSTEM

A wall composed of factory-assembled units connected to the building frame and to each other by means of anchors.

NEEDLE WEIR

A type of frame weir in which the wooden barrier is constructed of vertical square-section timbers placed side by side against the iron frames.

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