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A device fitted to the deck ahead of the windlass, to prevent the anchor chain from moving out on its own, or to take the strain off the windlass when the vessel is riding to its anchor.

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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.

AFT

Back of the vessel.

ASTERN

A backward movement of a vessel

ATHWARTSHIP

Across the ship, at right angles to the fore-and-aft centerline

SAFETY CONTROL

Device to stop unit, equipment or system if unsafe pressure and/or temperatures and/or dangerous conditions are reached.

UPBOUND

A vessel traveling upstream.

AIR COOLER

A factory-encased assembly of elements whereby the temperature of air passing through the device is reduced.

FILTER ELEMENT

The porous device that performs the actual process of filtration. Also known as Cartridge

BEAM

The width of a ship. Also called breadth.

BREADTH

The width of a ship.
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