1. Moving away from the shore. 2. Of a wind, blowing from the land to the sea. 3. At some distance from the shore; located in the sea away from the coast.

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OILING SPLASH SYSTEM

Method of lubricating moving parts by agitating or splashing oil in the crankcase.

BEARING

A support or guide by means of which a moving part such as a shaft or axle is positioned with respect to the other parts of a mechanism.

MOMENT OF INERTIA

The quantity obtained by multiplying the mass of each small part of a body by the square of its distance from an axis, and adding all the results.

GREENWICH HOUR ANGLE

Angular distance west of the Greenwich celestial meridian; the arc of the celestial equator, or the angle at the celestial pole, between the upper branch of the Greenwich celestial meridian and the hour circle of a point on the celestial sphere, measured westward from the Greenwich celestial meridian throug

HARPOON LOG

A log which consists of a rotator and distance registering device combined in a single unit, which is towed through the water. The TAFFRAIL LOG is similar except that the registering device is located at the taffrail, with only the rotator in the water.

ANTI-FRICTION BEARING

A rolling contact type bearing in which the rotating or moving member is supported or guided by means of ball or roller elements. Does not mean without friction.

SHEAR RATE

The difference between the velocities along the parallel faces of a fluid element divided by the distance between the faces.

ARMATURE

the rotating part of an electric motor or generator. The moving part of a relay or vibrator.

HEIGHT OF TIDE

Vertical distance from the chart sounding datum to the water surface at any stage of the tide. It is positive if the water level is higher than the chart sounding datum. The vertical distance from the chart sounding datum to a high water datum is called RISE OF TIDE.

HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY

The survey of a water area, with particular reference to submarine relief, and any adjacent land

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