Nautical words

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Weir's Azimuth Diagram. See 'Azimuth Diagram*.

Welded Knee. Beam knee made by turning down outboard end of beam and welding it to a small plate to fit ship's side in way of bend. Name is also given to a slabbed knee.

Welding. The uniting of two pieces of metal by fusion, or by pressure or hammering after softening by heat.

Welin Davits 382 Wet Spell

Welin Davits. Boat davits with a toothed quadrant at lower end, this quadrant engaging in a toothed rack fitted to deck. By means of a worm shaft, engaging in a collar on davit, the davit can be moved transversely inboard and outboard.

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