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The ball or roller path on the bore of the outer ring. Outer Ring Raceway. Outer Raceway.

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RING STICKING

Freezing of a piston ring in its groove in a piston engine or reciprocating compressor due to heavy deposits in the piston ring zone.

GLAND-SEALING STEAM

It is the low-pressure steam that is led to a sealing gland. The steam seals the gland, which may be either a carbon ring or labyrinth type against air at the vacuum end of the shaft.

LIFEBELT

A device such as a buoyant ring or inflatable jacket which keeps a person afloat in the water.

REEVE

To pass a rope through a ring

LIFEJACKET

A device such as a buoyant ring or inflatable jacket which keeps a person afloat in the water.

PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE

A device such as a buoyant ring or inflatable jacket which keeps a person afloat in the water.

RUFFLE

A part of the anchor winch. This is a serrated iron ring attached to the barrel, to which the pawl is applied to prevent backruns of the anchor chain

AGE OF DIURNAL INEQUALITY

The time interval between the maximum semimonthly north or south declination of the moon and the maximum effect of the declination upon the range of tide or the speed of the tidal current; this effect is manifested chiefly by an increase in the height or speed difference between the two high (low) waters or flood (ebb) currents during the day. The tides occur- ring at this time are called TROPIC TIDES. Also called DIURNAL AGE.

ANNULAR ECLIPSE

An eclipse in which a thin ring of the source of light appears around the obscuring body. Annular solar eclipses occur, but never annular lunar eclipses.

ASTROLABE

An instrument which measures altitudes of celestial bodies, used for determining an accurate astronomical position, usually while ashore in survey work. Originally, the astrolabe consisted of a disk with an arm pivoted at the center, the whole instrument being hung by a ring at the top to establish the vertical.
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