A very fast sailing ship of the 19th century that had three or more masts, a square rig, a long, low hull, and a sharply raked stem.

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BUMPKIN

The spar projecting from stern of ship

ABSORBER

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

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

CORDAGE

Ropes in the rigging of a ship

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

REFRIGERATOR

A device to transfer heat from a low temperature to a high temperature medium.

TO HAUL

To change the course of a sailing vessel to bring the wind farther forward, usually used with up, such as haul up.

HALF-TIDE LEVEL

A tidal datum midway between mean high water and mean low water. Mean sea level may coincide with half-tide level, but seldom does; the variation is generally about 3 centimeters and rarely exceeds 6 centimeters. Also called MEAN TIDE LEVEL.

HIGH WATER STAND

The condition at high water when there is no sensible change in the height of the water. A similar condition at low water is called LOW WATER STAND

BRIGHT STOCK

A heavy residual lubricant stock with low pour point, used in finished blends to provide good bearing film strength, prevent scuffing, and reduce oil consumption. Usually identified by its viscosity, SUS at 210°F or cSt at 100°C.

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