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A wind from over the side of a vessel.

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ABSORBER

That part of the low side of an absorption system, used for absorbing vapor refrigerant.

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

TO HAUL

To change the course of a sailing vessel to bring the wind farther forward, usually used with up, such as haul up.

HEAD WIND

Wind from ahead of the vessel

SHELL PLATING

The plates forming the outer side and bottom skin of the hull

HARMATTAN

The dry, dusty trade wind blowing off the Sahara Desert across the Gulf of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands. Sometimes called the DOCTOR, because of its supposed healthful properties.

GUST

1. A sudden brief increase in the speed of the wind of more transient character than a squall, and followed by a lull or slackening of the wind. 2. The violet wind or squall that accompanies a thunder- storm.

PRESSURE DROP

Resistance to flow created by the element (media) in a filter or other equipment. Defined as the difference in pressure upstream (inlet side of the unit) and downstream (outlet side of the unit).

BACK PRESSURE

The pressure encountered on the return side of a system.

CHILL FACTOR

Calculated number based on temperature and wind velocity.
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