A narrow basin, usually made of earthen berms and concrete, closed by gates or by a caisson, into which a vessel may be floated and the water pumped out, leaving the vessel supported on blocks; the classic form of drydock.

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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

SEQUESTER

To form a stable, water-soluble complex.

UPBOUND

A vessel traveling upstream.

BALL BEARING

An anti-friction rolling type bearing containing rolling elements in the form of balls.

BEAM

The width of a ship. Also called breadth.

BREADTH

The width of a ship.

AFFREIGHTMENT

A hiring of a vessel

CLOUD POINT

The temperature at which waxy crystals in an oil or fuel form a cloudy appearance.

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