Fairleader

  • 1 fairleader — noun see fairlead 1 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 2 fairleader — noun A fitting used to guide a line, cable or sheet with minimal friction. Used for anchor lines, and for rigging on sailing ships. Syn: fairlead …

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  • 3 fairleader — fair·lead·er …

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  • 4 fairleader — noun see fairlead 1a …

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  • 5 fairlead — noun Date: circa 1841 1. (also fairleader) a block, ring, or strip of plank with holes that serves as a guide for the running rigging or any ship s rope and keeps it from chafing 2. a course of running ship s rope that avoids all chafing …

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  • 6 КИПОВАЯ ПЛАНКА — (Chock, fairleader, fairlead) специальная отливка, заменяющая собой швартовные или буксирные клюзы в тех местах, где не имеется фальшборта. Киповая планка. В целях уменьшения трения тросов, пропускаемых через К. П., иногда на последней делается… …

    Морской словарь

  • 7 fairlead — /fair leed /, n. 1. a pulley, thimble, etc., used to guide a rope forming part of the rigging of a ship, crane, etc., in such a way as to prevent chafing. 2. Mach. (on power shovels or cranes) a swiveling mounting for sheaves, over which cables… …

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  • 8 rack — I. n. 1. Torture, torment, anguish, agony, pang, extreme pain. 2. Crib, manger. 3. Neck (of mutton), crag. 4. Mist, vapor, flying cloud, moisture, dampness. 5. (Naut.) Fairleader. 6. Stand, frame …

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