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On the sea floor, a gentle slope connecting areas of different elevations.

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RAMP RATE

Ramp rate is used in bringing a turbine up to operating temperature and is the degrees Celsius rise per hour that metal surfaces are exposed to when bringing a machine to rated conditions. Manufacturers specify ramp rates or their machines in order to avoid thermal stresses. Thermocouples are used in measuring metal temperatures.

SLIPWAY

A ramp sloping into water for supporting a ship

BROW

A small inclined ramp to allow passage of trucks over a hatch coaming or bulkhead door sills etc

RO/RO SHIP

Cargo or ferry ship on which trucks and other vehicles can be driven on and off on ramps through large openings at the bow, stern or side

RAMPTORAMP

A movement of equipment from an origin rail ramp to a destination rail ramp only.

RAMPTODOOR

A movement where the load initiates at an origin rail ramp and terminates at a consignee's door.

PITCHED ROOF

1. A roof that has one or more surfaces with a slope greater than 10 . 2. A roof that has two slopes meeting at a central ridge.

MOLE DRAIN

A subsurface channel for water drainage; formed by pulling a solid object, usually a solid cylinder having a wedge-shaped point at one end, through the soil at the proper slope and depth.

MAXIMUM GRADABILITY

Steepest slope a vehicle can negotiate in low gear; usually expressed in precentage of slope, namely, the ratio between the vertical rise and the horizontal distance traveled; sometimes expressed by the angle between the slope and the horizontal.

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.

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