A development of the carrack, with the high forecastle eliminated.

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In larger sailing warships, the walk built out from the admiral's or captain's cabin and extending beyond the stern. Often decorated with carved and gilded work, they were also covered and enclosed with elaborate glass windows.

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Sailor's term for soot or ashes which sometimes fell into food while it was being cooked.

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A prisoner sold in the slave market. He was forced to serve in the war galleys, where he pulled on one of the oars.

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A form of wear in which seizing or tearing of the gear or bearing surface occurs.

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A compound used to make certain types of solar photovoltaic cells.

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A unit of volume. A US gallon has 231 cubic inches or 3,785 liters.

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A frame used to support the boom when the sail is down.

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Pertaining to the current resulting from the coupling of dissimilar electrodes in an electrolyte

A metal which because of its relative position in the galvanic series, provides sacrificial protection to metals that are more noble in the series, when coupled in an electrolyte.

A cell in which chemical change is the source of electrical energy. It usually consists of two dissimilar conductors in contact with each other and with an electrolyte. or of two similar conductors in contact with each other and with dissimilar electrolyt ...

Accelerated corrosion of a metal because of an electrical contact with a more noble metal or nonmetallic conductor in a corrosive electrolyte.

A pair of dissimilar conductors, commonly metals, in electrical contact. See also galvanic corrosion.

See mixed potential.

The electric current that flows between metals or conductive nonmetal in a galvanic couple.

A list of metals and alloys arranged according to their relative corrosion potentials in a given environment. Compare with electromotive series.

To coat a metal surface with zinc using any of various processes.

The process of coating one metal with another, ordinarily applied to the coating of iron or steel with zinc. The chief purpose of galvanizing is to prevent corrosion.

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To produce a zinc-iron alloy coating on iron or steel by keeping the coating molten after hot dip galvanizing until the zinc alloys completely with the base metal.

An instrument for indicating or measuring a small electric current by means of a mechanical motion derived from electromagnetic or electrodynamic forces produced by the current.