Sliding keel
Sliding Slid"ing, a. 1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly. [1913 Webster]

2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

That sliding science hath me made so bare. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{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 halyards.

{Sliding keel} (Naut), a movable keel, similar to a centeboard.

{Sliding pair}. (Mech.) See the Note under {Pair}, n., 7.

{Sliding rule}. Same as {Slide rule}, under {Slide}, n.

{Sliding scale}. (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 vessel. [1913 Webster]


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  • sliding keel — noun a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward • Syn: ↑centerboard, ↑centreboard, ↑drop keel • Hypernyms: ↑fin keel • Hyponyms: ↑daggerboard …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sliding — Slid ing, a. 1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly. [1913 Webster] 2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That sliding science hath me made so bare. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Sliding friction} (Mech.), the resistance one body… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sliding friction — Sliding Slid ing, a. 1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly. [1913 Webster] 2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That sliding science hath me made so bare. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Sliding friction} (Mech.), the resistance one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sliding gunter — Sliding Slid ing, a. 1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly. [1913 Webster] 2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That sliding science hath me made so bare. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Sliding friction} (Mech.), the resistance one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sliding pair — Sliding Slid ing, a. 1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly. [1913 Webster] 2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That sliding science hath me made so bare. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Sliding friction} (Mech.), the resistance one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sliding rule — Sliding Slid ing, a. 1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly. [1913 Webster] 2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That sliding science hath me made so bare. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Sliding friction} (Mech.), the resistance one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sliding scale — Sliding Slid ing, a. 1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly. [1913 Webster] 2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That sliding science hath me made so bare. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Sliding friction} (Mech.), the resistance one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sliding ways — Sliding Slid ing, a. 1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly. [1913 Webster] 2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That sliding science hath me made so bare. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Sliding friction} (Mech.), the resistance one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • keel — keel1 keeled, adj. /keel/, n. 1. Naut. a central fore and aft structural member in the bottom of a hull, extending from the stem to the sternpost and having the floors or frames attached to it, usually at right angles: sometimes projecting from… …   Universalium

  • fin keel — noun a metal plate projecting from the keel of a shallow vessel to give it greater lateral stability • Hypernyms: ↑plate • Hyponyms: ↑centerboard, ↑centreboard, ↑drop keel, ↑sliding keel • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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