To erect a gyro or lock it in place by means of a caging mechanism

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ROTARY COMPRESSOR

Mechanism which pumps fluid by using rotating motion.

BEARING

A support or guide by means of which a moving part such as a shaft or axle is positioned with respect to the other parts of a mechanism.

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.

HALF-TIDE BASIN

A lock of very large size and usually of irregular shape, the gates of which are kept open for several hours after high tide so that vessels may enter as long as there is sufficient depth over the sill. Vessels remain in the half-tide basin until the ensuing flood tide before they may pass through the gate to the inner harbor. If entry to the inner harbor is required before this time, water must be admitted to the half-tide basin from some external source.

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.

SPLASH LUBRICATION

A system of lubrication in which parts of a mechanism dip into and splash the lubricant onto themselves and/or other parts of the mechanism.

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