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HORIZONTAL DANGER ANGLE

The maximum or minimum angle between two points on a chart, as observed from a vessel, indicating the limit of safe approach to an off-lying danger.

HIGH SEA

All water beyond the outer limit of the territorial sea. Although the high seas are in part coextensive with the waters of the contiguous zone, the fishing zone, and those over the continental shelf, freedom of the seas is not invalidated by the zonal overlap.

VAPOR PRESSURE-REID (RVP)

Measure of the pressure of vapor accumulated above a sample of gasoline or other volatile fuel in a standard bomb at 100°F (37.8°C). Used to predict the vapor locking tendencies of the fuel in a vehicle's fuel system. Controlled by law in some areas to limit air pollution from hydrocarbon evaporation while dispensing.

DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE

A valve whose primary function is to limit differential pressure.

INFINITESIMAL

1. Immeasurably small. 2. Approaching zero as a limit

PLIMSOLL LINE

A special marking, positioned amidships, that indicates the draft of the vessel and the legal limit to which the vessel may be loaded for specific water types and temperatures.

LIGHTS IN LINE

Two or more lights so situated that when observed in transit they define the alignment of a submarine cable, the limit of an area, an alignment for use in anchoring, etc. Not to be confused with RANGE LIGHTS which mark a direction to be followed.

LUMPSUM FREIGHT

Money paid to shipper for charter of a ship (or portion) up to stated limit irrespective of quantity of cargo.

BEACH

The zone of unconsolidated material that extends landward from the low water line to the place where there is a marked change in material or physiographic form, or to the line of permanent veg- etation (usually the effective limit of storm waves). A beach includes foreshore and backshore. The beach along the margin of the sea may be called SEABEACH. Also called STRAND, espe- cially when the beach is composed of sand. See also TIDELAND.

BERM

A nearly horizontal portion of a beach or backshore having an abrupt fall and formed by wave deposition of material and marking the limit of ordinary high tides. Also called BEACH BERM.
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