Long, high swells which have increased in height, almost to the breaking point, as they pass over shoals or run in shoaling water.


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OVERDRILLING

The act or process of drilling a run or length of borehole greater than the corecapacity length of the core barrel, resulting in loss of the core.

INCLINED CABLEWAY

A monocable arrangement in which the track cable has a slope sufficiently steep to allow the carrier to run down under its own weight.

IDLE

To run without a load.

RUNNING TIME

Amount of time an unit, equipment or system is run per hour or per 24 hours.

DART

To run dart, to run dead before the wind.[2]

LEEBOARD IRON

The iron bar that run from the mainmast case to the head of each leeboard, which they support.

LINE OF SOUNDINGS

A series of soundings obtained by a vessel underway, usually at regular intervals. In piloting, this information may be used to determine an estimated position, by recording the soundings at appropriate intervals (to the scale of the chart) along a line drawn on transparent paper or plastic, to represent the track, and then fitting the plot to the chart, by trial and error. A vessel obtaining soundings along a course line, for use in making or improving a chart, is said to run a line of soundings.

ADVANCED LINE OF POSITION

A line of position which has been moved forward along the course line to allow for the run since the line was established. The opposite is RETIRED LINE OF POSITION.

TO BEACH

To intentionally run a craft ashore

DOUBLING THE ANGLE ON THE BOW

A method of obtaining a running fix by measuring the distance a vessel travels on a steady course while the relative bearing (right or left) of a fixed object doubles. The distance from the object at the time of the second bearing is equal to the run between bearings, neglecting drift.

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