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A design line corresponding to the top of the frames.

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RESTRICTOR

A device for producing a deliberate pressure drop or resistance in a line by reducing the cross-sectional flow area.

CROWN

The top of the piston in an internal combustion engine above the fire ring, exposed to direct flame impingement.

GRID RHUMB LINE

A line making the same oblique angle with all grid meridians. Grid parallels and meridians may be considered special cases of the grid rhumb line.

HAND LEAD

A light sounding lead (7 to 14 pounds), usually having a line of not more than 25 fathoms

GROUND LOG

A device for determining the course and speed over the ground in shallow water consisting of a lead or weight attached to a line. The lead is thrown overboard and allowed to rest on the bottom. The course over ground is indicated by the direction the line tends and the speed by the amount of line paid out in a unit of time.

CASE DRAIN FILTER

A filter located in a line conducting fluid from a pump or motor housing to reservoir.

ELASTOHYDRODYNAMIC LUBRICATION

In rolling element bearings, the elastic deformation of the bearing (flattening) as it rolls, under load, in the bearing race. This momentary flattening improves the hydrodynamic lubrication properties by converting point or line contact to surface-to-surface contact.

SISTER SHIPS

Ships built on the same design.

GRID PARALLEL

A line parallel to a grid equator, connecting all points of equal grid latitude

HARBOR LINE

The line beyond which wharves and other structures cannot be extended
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