An iceberg with steep sides and a flat top. The length-to-height ratio is less than 5:1



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TABULAR ICEBERG

A flat-topped iceberg with length-to-height ratio greater than 5:1. Most tabular bergs form by calving from an ice shelf and show horizontal banding.

TILTED BLOCKY ICEBERG

A blocky iceberg which has tilted to present a triangular shape from the side.

BILGE BRACKET

A vertical transverse flat plate welded to the tank top or margin plate and to the frame in the area of the bilge.

CENTER GIRDER

A vertical plate on the ship's centerline between the flat keel and inner bottom extending the length of the ship. Also called center vertical keel, CVK. Or center keelson.

CENTER KEELSON

A vertical plate on the ship's centerline between the flat keel and inner bottom extending the length of the ship. Also called center vertical keel, CVK. Or center keelson.

CENTER VERTICAL KEEL

A vertical plate on the ship's centerline between the flat keel and inner bottom extending the length of the ship. Also called center vertical keel, CVK. Or center keelson.

TRIPPING BRACKET

Flat bars or plates fitted at various points on deck girders, stiffeners, or beams as reinforcements to prevent their free flanges from tripping

HATCH BATTENS

Flat bars which are wedged against hatch coamings to secure tarpaulin

AIR-FUEL RATIO

The ratio weight, or volume, of air to fuel.

BLOCK COEFFICIENT

The ratio of the underwater volume of a ship to the volume of a rectangular block with the same effective lengths, draft and beam

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