An inclined foot rest, attached to the boat, to which a rower may place and in some instances (usually in competition) attach his feet.

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ADSORPTION

Adhesion of the molecules of gases, liquids, or dissolved substances to a solid surface, resulting in relatively high concentration of the molecules at the place of contact; e.g. the plating out of an anti-wear additive on metal surfaces.

HARMONIC CONSTANTS

The amplitudes and epochs of the harmonic constituents of the tide or tidal current at any place

FRETTING

Wear phenomena taking place between two surfaces having oscillatory relative motion of small amplitude.

ARMATURE BAR

Copper bars used in place of wire windings, in large armatures, generators, or motors.

HAVEN

A place of safety for vessels

HARMONIC ANALYSIS

The process by which the observed tide or tidal current at any place is separated into basic harmonic constituents. Also called HARMONIC REDUCTION.

ICEBERG TONGUE

A major accumulation of icebergs projecting from the coast, held in place by grounding and joined together by fast ice.

SAILING_BOOM

A spar attached to the foot of a fore-and-aft sail.

FOOT

1. the lower edge of any sail. 2. the bottom of a mast. 3. a measurement of 12 inches.

INFLECTION

Reversal of direction of curvature. A point at which reversal takes place is called POINT OF INFLECTION.

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