1. A device stabilized by vanes that functions as an underwater glider and which is streamed from (usually) the bow of a vessel and is towed alongside the vessel so that the cable attaching it to the vessel cuts the moorings of submerged mines. 2. A towed underwater object with hydrofoils, of use in commercial and sport fishing, water sports, marine exploration, marine industry, and military operations, sometimes equipped with sensors and also of use in exerting a sideward holding force on a vessel. Also called a water kite.

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RESTRICTOR

A device for producing a deliberate pressure drop or resistance in a line by reducing the cross-sectional flow area.

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

SAFETY CONTROL

Device to stop unit, equipment or system if unsafe pressure and/or temperatures and/or dangerous conditions are reached.

UPBOUND

A vessel traveling upstream.

AIR COOLER

A factory-encased assembly of elements whereby the temperature of air passing through the device is reduced.

FILTER ELEMENT

The porous device that performs the actual process of filtration. Also known as Cartridge

BEAM

The width of a ship. Also called breadth.

BREADTH

The width of a ship.

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