A unit of energy per unit area commonly employed in radiation theory. Equal to one gram-calorie per square centimeter.

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A Short line used to attach one thing to another - a short rope or cord that secures or attaches an item onboard a boat, usually for keeping it attached to the boat

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A rope made fast to an article for securing it (knife lanyard, bucket lanyard, etc.), or for setting up rigging.

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A large foresail which extends aft behind the mast.

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A curve showing the variation of temperature with height in the free air. See lapse rate.

Category:Meteorology

The decrease of an atmospheric variable with height, the variable being temperature, unless otherwise specified.

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The overlapping of wooden planks, used to form the outer surface of a boat's hull.

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The original name for the left side of the vessel when facing forward. The name was changed to Port to avoid any confusion with starboard, the right side of the vessel when facing forward.

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See calorie.

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Latin America Shipowners' Association

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To tie something with a line; to secure

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A maritime industry abbreviation for "Lighter Aboard Ship." A specially constructed vessel equipped with an overhead crane for lifting specially designed barges and stowing them into cellular slots in an athwartship position.

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A rope used for securing any movable object in place

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A rope securing pieces together.

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To sail large, with wind about four points abaft beam.

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LAT

Latitude

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Narrow triangular sail set on a long yard or spar, the forward end of which is hauled down so that it sets obliquely on the mast with a high peak.

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The load created by moisture in the air, including from outside air infiltration and that from indoor sources such as occupants, plants, cooking, showering, etc.

Category:Energy Terms

The change in heat content that occurs with a change in phase and without change in temperature.

Category:Energy Terms

The quantity of heat produced to change a unit weight of a liquid to vapor with no change in temperature.

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