Plank-sheer
Plank-sheer Plank"-sheer`, n. (Shipbuilding) The course of plank laid horizontally over the timberheads of a vessel's frame. [1913 Webster]

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  • plank-sheer — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: alteration (influenced by plank, sheer) of plancher 1. : a heavy plank forming the outer edge of the deck of a vessel 2. : the waterway (sense 2b) of a yacht * * * plank sheer «PLANGK SHIHR», noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • plank-sheer — /ˈplænk ʃɪə/ (say plank shear) noun a timber around a vessel s hull at the deck line …   Australian English dictionary

  • gunwale — /gun l/, n. Naut. 1. the upper edge of the side or bulwark of a vessel. 2. the sheer strake of a wooden vessel; the uppermost strake beneath the plank sheer. Also, gunnel. [1325 75; ME. See GUN1, WALE1; a plank so called because guns were set… …   Universalium

  • plane-shear — «PLAYN SHIHR», noun. = plank sheer. (Cf. ↑plank sheer) …   Useful english dictionary

  • planeshear — ˈplānˌshi(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: alteration (influenced by plane, sheer) of plancher : plank sheer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ball bearings — Bearing Bear ing (b[^a]r [i^]ng), n. 1. The manner in which one bears or conducts one s self; mien; behavior; carriage. [1913 Webster] I know him by his bearing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Patient endurance; suffering without complaint. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bearing — Bear ing (b[^a]r [i^]ng), n. 1. The manner in which one bears or conducts one s self; mien; behavior; carriage. [1913 Webster] I know him by his bearing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Patient endurance; suffering without complaint. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Driftpiece — Drift piece , n. (Shipbuilding) An upright or curved piece of timber connecting the plank sheer with the gunwale; also, a scroll terminating a rail. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bring one to his bearings — Bearing Bear ing (b[^a]r [i^]ng), n. 1. The manner in which one bears or conducts one s self; mien; behavior; carriage. [1913 Webster] I know him by his bearing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Patient endurance; suffering without complaint. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To lose one's bearings — Bearing Bear ing (b[^a]r [i^]ng), n. 1. The manner in which one bears or conducts one s self; mien; behavior; carriage. [1913 Webster] I know him by his bearing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Patient endurance; suffering without complaint. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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