The seaward return of water following the uprush onto the foreshore

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BREAKDOWN MAINTENANCE

Maintenance performed after a machine has failed to return it to an operating state.

BACK PRESSURE

The pressure encountered on the return side of a system.

VANISHING ANGLE

The maximum degree of heel after which a vessel becomes unable to return to an upright position.

DEADHEAD

When a truck returning from a delivery has no return freight on the back haul, it is said to be in deadhead.

ANOMALISTIC

Pertaining to the periodic return of the moon to its perigee, or of the earth to its perihelion

CORNER REFLECTOR

A radar reflector consisting of three mutually perpendicular flat reflecting surfaces designed to return incident electro- magnetic radiation toward its source. The reflector is used to render objects such as buoys and sailboats more conspicuous to radar observations. Since maximum effectiveness is obtained when the incident beam coincides with the axis of symmetry of the reflector, clusters of reflectors are sometimes used to insure that the object will be a good reflector in all directions. Also called TRIHEDRAL REFLECTOR.

RETREAT SIGNAL

Sound, visual or other signal to a team ordering it to return to its base

STABILITY

The ability of a ship to return to her normal upright position when listed by the action of waves, wind, etc.

ELASTICITY

The ability of a material to return to its original shape after any force, acting upon it, has been removed. properly heat-treated springs are good examples of elastic materials.

RESERVOIR FILTER

A filter installed in a reservoir in series with a suction or return line. Also known as sump filter.

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