Any plain which has its margin on the shore of a large body of water, particularly the sea, and generally represents a strip of recently emerged sea bottom

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SHELL PLATING

The plates forming the outer side and bottom skin of the hull

GROIN

A structure (usually one of a group) extending approximately perpendicular from a shore to protect the shore from erosion by tides currents, or waves or to trap sand for making a beach.

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

HOLDING GROUND

The bottom ground of an anchorage. The expression is usually used with a modifying adjective to indicate the quality of the holding power of the material constituting the bottom

HIGH WATER LINE

1. The intersection of the land with the water surface at an elevation of high water. 2. The line along the shore to which the waters normally reach at high water

MULTIPLE TIDE STAFF

A succession of tide staffs on a sloping shore so placed that the vertical graduations on the several staffs will form a continuous scale referred to the same datum.

DE-AERATING HEATERS

Mechanical device using steam to strip dissolve gases from the boiler feedwater and heating the feedwater.

UP FLOW

The operation of an ion-exchange unit in which solutions are passed in at the bottom and out at the top of the container.

FOOT

1. the lower edge of any sail. 2. the bottom of a mast. 3. a measurement of 12 inches.

DAVY JONES LOCKER

An idiom for the bottom of the sea.

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