freeing port

freeing port
An opening in the lower portion of a bulwark, which allows deck water to drain overboard

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  • freeing port — Naut. an opening in the bottom of a bulwark, for rapid drainage of a weather deck in heavy seas; scupper. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • freeing port — noun Etymology: from gerund of free : an opening covered by a hinged plate in the lower part of the bulwarks of a ship to allow deck water to run overboard * * * Naut. an opening in the bottom of a bulwark, for rapid drainage of a weather deck in …   Useful english dictionary

  • port — [1] An opening in an engine cylinder block for exhaust and intake valves and water connections. See adjustable variable exhaust port cargo port compensating port exhaust port freeing port inlet port intake port …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • wash port — noun : freeing port …   Useful english dictionary

  • Battle of Port Republic — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Port Republic caption= partof=the American Civil War date=June 9, 1862 place=Rockingham County, Virginia result=Confederate victory combatant1= flagicon|USA|1861 United States (Union) combatant2=… …   Wikipedia

  • Ship — A ship IPA|/ʃɪp/ audio|en us ship.ogg|Audio (US) is a large vessel that floats on water. Ships are generally distinguished from boats based on size. Ships may be found on lakes, seas, and rivers and they allow for a variety of activities, such as …   Wikipedia

  • ПОРТ — (Port) отверстие в борту судна: для погрузки товаров грузовой П. (Cargo port); для стрельбы из орудий орудийные (пушечные) П. (Gun port); для погрузки угля угольный П. (Coal port). П. обозначает также отверстие в фальшборте для осушения палубы… …   Морской словарь

  • ШПИГАТ ШТОРМОВОЙ, ПОЛУПОРТИК — (Freeing port, wash port, storm scupper) прямоугольное отверстие в фальшборте судна с шарнирной крышкой, открывающейся наружу. Служит для быстрого удаления воды с палубы за борт при заливании ее в шторм. В обычных условиях эти шпигаты запираются… …   Морской словарь

  • scupper — scupper1 /skup euhr/, n. 1. Naut. a drain at the edge of a deck exposed to the weather, for allowing accumulated water to drain away into the sea or into the bilges. Cf. freeing port. 2. a drain, closed by one or two flaps, for allowing water… …   Universalium

  • France — /frans, frahns/; Fr. /frddahonns/, n. 1. Anatole /ann nann tawl /, (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844 1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921. 2. a republic in W Europe. 58,470,421; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris. 3.… …   Universalium

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