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Definition of the noun fairlead
What does fairlead mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: fairleads
- 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
- [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
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.
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Mine 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 ...
Ship 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 ...
The 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 ...
Technical 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 ...
Technical 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 ...
Ultimate Visual Dictionary (2017)
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 ...
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 ...
A 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 ...
Dictionary 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 ...
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 ...
Collins 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 ...
Illustrated 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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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.
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