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  • Ballasting — Bal last*ing, n. That which is used for steadying anything; ballast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ballasting — Ballast Bal last, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ballasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ballasting}.] 1. To steady, as a vessel, by putting heavy substances in the hold. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill in, as the bed of a railroad, with gravel, stone, etc., in order to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ballasting — bal·last || bælÉ™st n. heavy object used to stabilize boats; gravel; stabilizer v. stabilize with ballast; steady …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ballasting — The addition of liquid or dry weight inside the tire to act as a counterbalance, to increase traction, reduce wheel spin, and dampen out bounce …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • ballasting — noun ( s) Etymology: ballast (I) + ing : material used for ballast …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pipelines ballasting — is a method of pipelines securing by means of placing weights or concrete when laying pipes in swampy or wet lands. Weights (saddle shaped, articulate, with flexible elements and others) are laid on pipes when constructing pipelines by a pipe… …   Glossary of Oil and Gas

  • Welsh Highland Railway restoration — The restoration of Welsh Highland Railway has a colourful and complex history. This article provides the modern history: Welsh Highland Railway LimitedAfter the 1944 winding up of the old 1922 company, a few articles appeared in the railway press …   Wikipedia

  • Nelson Section — The remains of the former Kawatiri Station, 2007 Overview Type New Zealand Government Railways regional rail …   Wikipedia

  • Oil tanker — Supertanker redirects here. For the aerial firefighting aircraft, see Evergreen 747 Supertanker. The commercial oil tanker AbQaiq, in ballast Class overview Name …   Wikipedia

  • Bulk carrier — The Sabrina I is a modern Handymax bulk carrier. Class overview Name: Freighter Subclasses …   Wikipedia

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