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Bolts used in boilers to reinforce flat surfaces to prevent bulging.

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MUD FLAT

A tidal flat composed of mud.

CIRCULAR STEP BEARING

A flat circular hydrostatic bearing with a central circular recess.

ICE CAKE

Any relatively flat piece of sea ice less than 20 meters across

FLEMISH

To coil a line that is not in use so that it lies flat on the deck.

FLIGHT DECK

The flat deck used for the launch and recovery of aircraft.

STEERING BOARD

A long, flat board or oar that went from the stern to well underwater, used to steer vessels before the invention of the rudder. Traditionally on the starboard side of a ship (the 'steering board' side).

PALLET

A flat tray, generally made of wood but occasionally of steel, on which goods particularly those in boxes, cartons or bags, can be stacked. Its purpose is to facilitate the movement of such goods, mainly by the use of forklift trucks.

BACKSHORE

That part of a beach which is usually dry, being reached only by the highest tides, and by extension, a narrow strip of relatively flat coast bordering the sea.

BLOCKY ICEBERG

An iceberg with steep sides and a flat top. The length-to-height ratio is less than 5:1

CHART TABLE

A flat surface on which charts are spread out, particularly one without stowage space below the plotting surface. One provided with stowage space is usually called a CHART DESK.
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