1. The deck of a ship immediately above the hold. 2. In British usage, those members of a ship's company who are not officers.

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BUMPKIN

The spar projecting from stern of ship

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.

ADSORBENT FILTER

A filter medium primarily intended to hold soluble and insoluble contaminants on its surface by molecular adhesion.

FREEBOARD DECK

Deck to which freeboard is measured

DOGWATCH

A short, evening period of watch duty on a ship

FILTER RATED CAPACITY

The amount of contaminants a filter will hold before an excessive pressure drop is caused. Some filters have bypass valves which open when a filter reaches its rated capacity.

SATURATION

Condition existing when substance contains all of another substance it can hold for that temperature and pressure.

TWEEN DECK

The space between any two adjacent decks

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