A salute on the bosun's pipe(s) performed in the company of the deck watch on the starboard side of the quarterdeck or at the head of the gangway, to welcome or bid farewell to the ship's Captain, senior officers and honoured visitors.

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ABSORBER

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

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

FREEBOARD DECK

Deck to which freeboard is measured

HEADLAND

A comparatively high promontory having a steep face. Usually called HEAD when coupled with a specific name. Also called FORELAND.

SHELL PLATING

The plates forming the outer side and bottom skin of the hull

TWEEN DECK

The space between any two adjacent decks

PRESSURE DROP

Resistance to flow created by the element (media) in a filter or other equipment. Defined as the difference in pressure upstream (inlet side of the unit) and downstream (outlet side of the unit).

BACK PRESSURE

The pressure encountered on the return side of a system.

HYPOTENUSE

The side of a plane right triangle opposite the right angle; the longest side of a plane right triangle

DOWNSTREAM

The outlet side of an instrument, a pump, valve, etc..

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