For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for Mairead?
Header of fairlead

Fairlead

Video footage: View of sea through the fairlead of a ship
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun fairlead

What does fairlead mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fairleads

  1. a pulley-block used to guide a rope forming part of a ship's rigging to avoid chafing
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic terms: block / pulley / pulley block / pulley-block = a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope
    • more specific term: snatch block = a pulley-block that can be opened to receive the bight of a rope

Alternative definition of the noun fairlead

noun

  1. [nautical] A device to guide a line, rope or cable around an object or out of the way, or to stop it from moving laterally

Explanation

Fairlead: A fairlead is a device to guide a line, rope or cable around an object, out of the way or to stop it from moving laterally. Typically a fairlead will be a ring or hook. The fairlead may be a separate piece of hardware, or it could be a hole in the structure.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fairlead

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewMine Winding and Transport (2012)

by S.C. Walker

The fairlead is a device, mounted on the front of the machine which lines up the drag ropes so that they may coil smoothly on the drum and not foul the boom or front of the machine. A common arrangement consists of horizontal and vertical ...

Google previewShip Handling (2007)

by David House

International roller fairlead The international roller fairlead is a popular multi- angled lead which allows moorings to be controlled at acute angles when the ship is rising or being lowered as when inside locks. The main disadvantage is that ...

Google previewThe New Pirates (2014)

Modern Global Piracy from Somalia to the South China Sea by Andrew Palmer

A fairlead is a block, padeye, ring or any other ...

Google previewTechnical Notes (1918)

Fairlead The fairlead is a metal bushing set into a bushing of ebonite, and is located directly below the aerial reel. The fairlead serves as a runway for the aerial wire, makes the electrical connection between the aerial and the transmitter, and ...

Google previewTechnical Notes Prepared for the United States Army School of Military Aeronautics, University of Illinois, by the Technical Staff (1918)

by University of Illinois. School of Military Aeronautics, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus). School of Military Aeronautics

Fairlead The fairlead is a metal bushing set into-a bushing of ebonite, and is located directly below the aerial reel. The fairlead serves as a runway for the aerial wire, makes the electrical connection between the aerial and the transmitter, and ...

Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2017)

by DK

Reinforce Lower yard Astragal Signal gear Trunnion Lifeboat davit Breakwater Cable holder Anchor chain Bollard Hawse pipe Boat boom Towing fairlead Port bower anchor After bridge After compass platform Searchlight platform ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Boating Terms (1998)

2,000 Essential Terms for Sailors & Powerboaters by John Rousmaniere

fairlead fair Smooth, easy, comfortable. A fair wind is astern, fair weather is sunny. A fair hull has no bumps or rough spots, and to fair a hull is to make it that way. To make ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sea Terms (1898)

For the Use of Yachtsmen, Amateur Boatmen, and Beginners by A. Ansted

Sometimes called a fairlead or leadfair. A guide for a rope or chain, over o gunwale of a boat. It is o, usually . of metal : in yachts sometimes of brass. Fairleads are ; different forms; but any chock-A-Block. ring or eye-bolt which leads a rope is a ...

Google previewDictionary of Shipping Terms (2013)

by Peter Brodie

Fairlead Fitting in the deck of a ship which guides the ropes when the ship is being moored. Fairway Navigable channel. This can be at the entrance to a port, or on a river. Sometimes termed a fairway channel. See also Fairway dues. Fairway ...

Google previewThe McNab Encyclopaedia of Marine Appliances, 1920 (1920)

Each outfit is fitted with 3OO fathoms special galvanized iron wire, finger pin, deck fastenings, carrying case and sinker, fairlead pulley, patent Depthometer in varnished wood case with three ebony measure scales, spare rubber rings, spare ...

Google previewCollins Rhyming Dictionary (2014)

by Rosalind Fergusson

accede, Rashid,Candide, reread, impede, indeed,misdeed, mislead, inbreed, misread, precede, recede, secede, exceed, highspeed, Godspeed, outbreed, OD' d, * Flamsteed, handfeed, knapweed, ragweed, flaxseed, airspeed, fairlead ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary and Resource Directory of Environmental and Occupational Health, Second Edition (2016)

by Herman Koren

drag cable boom hoist cable bucket point sheave fairlead crawler tracks Dragline drainage — A technique to improve the productivity of some agricultural land or the usefulness of soil for drawdown sewage ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

orst fairing BR 'fe:rin, -z AM 'ferin, -z fairish BR 'fe:ris AM 'fers fairlead BR 'fe: li:d, ...

Google previewLockwood's Dictionary of Terms Used in the Practice of Mechanical Engineering ... (1888)

by Lockwood, Crosby & son, pub

Fairlead. — A casting which takes the friction of the rope during the mooring of vessels. Fairlie Engine. — See Bogie Engine. Fall. — The amount of the descent of water to a mill wheel. Falling Weight. — The dead weight of a steam hammer ...

Google previewLockwood's Dictionary of Terms Used in the Practice of Mechanical Engineering (1892)

Embracing Those Current in the Drawing Office, Pattern Shop, Foundry, Fitting, Turning, Smiths' and Boiler Shops, Etc., Etc. : Comprising Upwards of Six Thousand Definitions by Joseph Gregory Horner

Fairlead. — A casting which takes the friction of the rope during the mooring of vessels. Fair lie Engine. — See Bogie Engine. Fall. — The amount of the descent of water to a mill wheel. Falling Weight.— The dead weight of a steam hammer ...

Google previewThe Earthmover Encyclopedia

by Keith Haddock

The drag ropes are guided through a fairlead consisting of a series of sheaves, which move to accommodate the constantly changing rope angle between the bucket and the machine as it swings. The fairlead also accommodates the changing ...

Google previewHawkins' mechanical dictionary (1909)

a cyclopedia of words, terms, phrases and data used in the mechanic arts, trades and sciences by Nehemiah Hawkins

Fairlead. — A guide for ropes, generally with pulleys. Fall.— 1. To descend from a higher position to a lower, either suddenly or gradually; to drop down; to sink; to make a descent by the force of gravity. 2. That end of a block rope at which the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

The winch is secured to the deck a short distance from the stern; the towing wire passes from the drum under a roller fairlead at the foot of the winch, thence through an iron block with sheave of large diameter, suspended from a short davit on ...

Google previewDictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition (2014)

by Norman Hyne Ph.D.

fail-safe equipment designed to automatically shut down or stabilize if a component fails fail to go to not explode failure the yield of a substance by ductile flow or brittle fracture fairlead 1) the guidance device used to spool wire rope on a reel ...

Google previewThe New Volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

Constituting in Combination with the Existing Volumes of the Ninth Edition, the Tenth Edition of that Work, and Also Supplying a New, Distinctive, and Independent Library of Reference Dealing with Recent Events and Developments

The winch is secured to the deck a short distance from the stern ; the towing wire passes from the drum under a roller fairlead at the foot of the winch, thence through an iron block with sheave of large diameter, suspended from a short davit on ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Fairlead

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Fairlead

Click on an item to view that photo:

fairlead

Through the Fairlead

GAP YEAR on Trinity

Photo credit: :) Katie

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of metal fairleadSmall photo of The red fairlead pulley has a grooved rim and is used as a guide around which the cable can pass in order to change direction of the pull on the loadSmall photo of anchor on a chain hanging from the ship fairleadSmall photo of Broom and mop used to clean deck of a construction barge placed on a holder placed near a anchor fairleadSmall photo of Bow anchor fairlead on a construction barge operating at oilfieldSmall photo of Chrome fairlead for boatsSmall photo of Offshore workers working together preparing the barge anchor fairlead for anchor deployment More...

Video about Fairlead

Fairlead Meaning

Video shows what fairlead means. A device to guide a line, rope or cable around an object or out of the way, or to stop it from moving laterally. Fairlead Meaning.

See also the pronunciation examples of Fairlead!

Quotes about Fairlead

Couldn't select: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MariaDB server version for the right syntax to use near 'fairlead"" IN BOOLEAN MODE) LIMIT 1,1' at line 1

Scrabble value of F4A1I1R1L1E1A1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of FAIRLEAD

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

See also the blanagrams of Fairlead!

Share this page

Next...

Go to the pronunciation of Fairlead to learn how to say it correctly!


Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary