in ballast

in ballast
phrasal of a ship having only ballast for a load

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in ballast — phrasal of a ship : with only ballast as a load * * * in ballast Carrying ballast only • • • Main Entry: ↑ballast * * * (of a ship) laden only with ballast …   Useful english dictionary

  • In ballast trim — Trim Trim, n. 1. Dress; gear; ornaments. [1913 Webster] Seeing him just pass the window in his woodland trim. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim. The trim of an encounter. Chapman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ship in ballast — Ballast Bal last (b[a^]l last), n. [D. ballast; akin to Dan. baglast, ballast, OSw. barlast, Sw. ballast. The first part is perh. the same word as E. bare, adj.; the second is last a burden, and hence the meaning a bare, or mere, load. See {Bare} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ballast — Bal last (b[a^]l last), n. [D. ballast; akin to Dan. baglast, ballast, OSw. barlast, Sw. ballast. The first part is perh. the same word as E. bare, adj.; the second is last a burden, and hence the meaning a bare, or mere, load. See {Bare}, a.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ballast engine — Ballast Bal last (b[a^]l last), n. [D. ballast; akin to Dan. baglast, ballast, OSw. barlast, Sw. ballast. The first part is perh. the same word as E. bare, adj.; the second is last a burden, and hence the meaning a bare, or mere, load. See {Bare} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ballast water discharge and the environment — Cruise ships, large tankers, and bulk cargo carriers use a tremendous amount of ballast water, which is often taken on in the coastal waters in one region after ships discharge wastewater or unload cargo, and discharged at the next port of call,… …   Wikipedia

  • ballast — ballaster, n. ballastic /beuh las tik/, adj. /bal euhst/, n. 1. Naut. any heavy material carried temporarily or permanently in a vessel to provide desired draft and stability. 2. Aeron. something heavy, as bags of sand, placed in the car of a… …   Universalium

  • ballast line — noun : the water line of a ship in ballast * * * Naut. the level to which a vessel is immersed when in ballast …   Useful english dictionary

  • ballast line — Naut. the level to which a vessel is immersed when in ballast. * * * …   Universalium

  • ballast — [ balast ] n. m. • 1375 « lest »; mot scand., par le moy. bas all. 1 ♦ (1840; empr. à l angl.) Pierres concassées que l on tasse sous les traverses d une voie ferrée. Carrière à ballast (ou BALLASTIÈRE n. f. ). 2 ♦ (1943) Mar. Réservoir de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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