1. A place or room for the stowage of cargo in a vessel. 2. The act of stowing cargo aboard a vessel. 3. To arrange (cargo, goods, etc.) in the hold of a vessel; to move or rearrange such goods; the pulling and moving about of packages incident to close stowage aboard a vessel. 4. To search a vessel for smuggled goods, e.g.

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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

BULK CARGO

Cargo such as oil, coal, ore, woodchips, etc. not shipped in bags or containers

UPBOUND

A vessel traveling upstream.

BEAM

The width of a ship. Also called breadth.

BREADTH

The width of a ship.

OILING SPLASH SYSTEM

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

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

AFFREIGHTMENT

A hiring of a vessel

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