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for Sliding keel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Sliding \Slid"ing\, a.
1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly.
2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.]
That sliding science hath me made so bare.
Sliding friction (Mech.), the resistance one body meets
with in sliding along the surface of another, as
distinguished from rolling friction.
Sliding gunter (Naut.), a topmast arranged with metallic
fittings so as to be hoisted and lowered by means of
Sliding keel (Naut), a movable keel, similar to a
Sliding pair. (Mech.) See the Note under Pair, n., 7.
Sliding rule. Same as Slide rule, under Slide, n.
(a) A scale for raising or lowering imposts in proportion
to the fall or rise of prices.
(b) A variable scale of wages or of prices.
(c) A slide rule.
Sliding ways (Naut.), the timber guides used in launching a
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent
drifting to leeward [syn: centerboard, centreboard,
drop keel, sliding keel]
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