Marine law
Marine Ma*rine", a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See {Mere} a pool.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a marine engine. [1913 Webster]

2. (Geol.) Formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits. [1913 Webster]

{Marine acid} (Chem.), hydrochloric acid. [Obs.]

{Marine barometer}. See under {Barometer}.

{Marine corps}, a corps formed of the officers, noncommissioned officers, privates, and musicants of marines.

{Marine engine} (Mech.), a steam engine for propelling a vessel.

{Marine glue}. See under {Glue}.

{Marine insurance}, insurance against the perils of the sea, including also risks of fire, piracy, and barratry.

{Marine interest}, interest at any rate agreed on for money lent upon respondentia and bottomry bonds.

{Marine law}. See under {Law}.

{Marine league}, three geographical miles.

{Marine metal}, an alloy of lead, antimony, and mercury, made for sheathing ships. --Mc Elrath.

{Marine soap}, cocoanut oil soap; -- so called because, being quite soluble in salt water, it is much used on shipboard.

{Marine store}, a store where old canvas, ropes, etc., are bought and sold; a junk shop. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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