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half-breadth plan

[haf-bredth, -bretth, -breth, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈbrɛdθ, -ˈbrɛtθ, -ˈbrɛθ, ˈhɑf-/
noun, Naval Architecture.
a diagrammatic plan of one half of the hull of a vessel divided lengthwise amidships, showing water lines, stations, diagonals, and bow and buttock lines.
Compare body plan, sheer plan. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A narrow plank made to a line formed on the half-breadth plan, by taking the intersections of the diagonal line with the timbers.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • There are three of them,—the sheer plan, the half-breadth plan, and the body plan.

  • By laying the cucumber on its side and cutting it lengthwise, you will have a notion of the half-breadth plan.

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