To swing a sail from one side to another.

Related Terms

BOLTROPE

A strong rope stitched to edges of a sail

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.

SHELL PLATING

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

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.

FORESAIL

The lowest sail set on the foremast of square-rigged ship

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..

SUCTION SIDE

Low-pressure side of the system extending from the refrigerant control through the evaporator to the inlet valve of the compressor.

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