ballast, solid

ballast, solid
čvrsti balast
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čvrsti balast

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  • Ballast — Bal last (b[a^]l last), n. [D. ballast; akin to Dan. baglast, ballast, OSw. barlast, Sw. ballast. The first part is perh. the same word as E. bare, adj.; the second is last a burden, and hence the meaning a bare, or mere, load. See {Bare}, a.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ballast engine — Ballast Bal last (b[a^]l last), n. [D. ballast; akin to Dan. baglast, ballast, OSw. barlast, Sw. ballast. The first part is perh. the same word as E. bare, adj.; the second is last a burden, and hence the meaning a bare, or mere, load. See {Bare} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 make it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ballast — Any liquid or solid weight placed in a ship to change the trim, increase the draft, or to regulate the stability. Also see dry ballast lead ballast liquid ballast …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Ship in ballast — Ballast Bal last (b[a^]l last), n. [D. ballast; akin to Dan. baglast, ballast, OSw. barlast, Sw. ballast. The first part is perh. the same word as E. bare, adj.; the second is last a burden, and hence the meaning a bare, or mere, load. See {Bare} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Electrical ballast — Choke ballast (inductor) used in older lighting. This example is from a tanning bed. Requires a lamp starter (below) and capacitor …   Wikipedia

  • Track ballast — forms the trackbed upon which railroad ties (US) or railway sleepers (UK) are laid. It is packed between, below, and around the ties. It is used to facilitate drainage of water, to distribute the load from the railroad ties, and also to keep down …   Wikipedia

  • Ballasted — 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 — 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

  • Environmental impact of shipping — A cargo ship discharging ballast water into the sea. The environmental impact of shipping includes greenhouse gas emissions and oil pollution. Carbon dioxide emissions from shipping is currently estimated at 4 to 5 percent of the global total,… …   Wikipedia

  • Compact fluorescent lamp — Low energy light bulb redirects here. For other low energy bulbs, see LED lamp. The tubular type compact fluorescent lamp is one of the most popular types in Europe …   Wikipedia

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