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BEARING

A support or guide by means of which a moving part such as a shaft or axle is positioned with respect to the other parts of a mechanism.

CHOCK, BOAT

A cradle or support for a lifeboat.

FILTER CORE

The internal duct and filter media support.

LOAD-CARRYING CAPACITY

Property of a lubricant to form a film on the lubricated surface, which resists rupture under given load conditions. Expressed as maximum load the lubricated system can support without failure or excessive wear.

GOVERNOR SAFETY STOP

On throttling-type governors, the safety stop is a weighted arm that needs the support of a governor belt. If the belt breaks, the idler arm drops and shuts the steam supply valve to the engine. On Corliss units, the flyballs fall to the lowest position and knock off the safety cams; the cams disengage the catch blocks on the steam intake valves so that no steam is admitted to the engine.

BIT HEAD

The top of two massive timbers that support the windlass on a sailing barge.

SPREADER

A spar on a sailboat used to deflect the shrouds to allow them to better support the mast.

CROSSTREES

A horizontal crosspieces at a masthead used to support ship's mast

GAFF

A spar to support the head of a gaff sail.

LIGHT IRON

An iron bar mounted near the main shrouds which support the navigation lights
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