The force acting on a body or part of a body moving under constraint along a curved path, tending to force it outward from the center of revolution or rotation. The opposite is CENTRIPETAL FORCE.

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OILING SPLASH SYSTEM

Method of lubricating moving parts by agitating or splashing oil in the crankcase.

COMPRESSOR

A device which converts mechanical force and motion into pneumatic flow power.

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.

HEAVE

The oscillatory vertical rise and fall, due to the entire hull being lifted by the force of the sea. Also called HEAVING

ANTI-FRICTION BEARING

A rolling contact type bearing in which the rotating or moving member is supported or guided by means of ball or roller elements. Does not mean without friction.

FRICTION

The resisting force encountered at the common boundary between two bodies when, under the action of an external force, one body, moves or tends to move relative to the surface of the other.

PUMP

A device which converts mechanical force and motion into hydraulic fluid power.

LIQUID

Any substance that flows readily or changes in response to the smallest influence. More generally, any substance in which the force required to produce a deformation depends on the rate of deformation rather than on the magnitude of the deformation.

ARMATURE

the rotating part of an electric motor or generator. The moving part of a relay or vibrator.

HEELING ERROR INSTRUMENT

Heeling adjuster. Also called VERTICAL FORCE INSTRUMENT

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