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Meaning of "sea chest" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SEA CHEST

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEA CHEST

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Sea chest is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SEA CHEST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sea chest

A sea chest is a rectangular recess in the hull of a ship. The sea chest provides an intake reservoir from which piping systems draw raw water. Most sea chests are protected by removable gratings, and contain baffle plates to dampen the effects of vessel speed or sea state. The intake size of sea chests varies from less than 10 cm² to several square metres. When the ship is in freshwater, the hard steel surfaces of the sea chest, protective grates and baffles, combined with low water velocities created in this immediate area, provide a suitable environment for zebra mussel attachment. Zebra mussel infestations have been found to clog the individual intakes and gates of the various water piping systems, decreasing the availability of water for onboard operations, which could result in damage to engines and other components that require water for cooling. Sea chests are, therefore, considered to be the most susceptible component to serious infestation. Control strategies include coating all surfaces with an antifoulant such as copper-based epoxy paint or hot-dip galvanizing. Periodic inspection and replacement of grates and screens also reduces the risk.

Definition of sea chest in the English dictionary

The definition of sea chest in the dictionary is a usually large firm chest used by a sailor for storing personal property.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEA CHEST

sea bird
sea biscuit
sea boot
sea bream
sea breeze
sea buckthorn
sea butterfly
sea calf
sea captain
sea change
sea cow
sea crossing
sea cucumber
sea defences
sea dog
sea duck
sea eagle
sea eel
sea egg
sea elephant

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEA CHEST

barghest
behest
chest
chest-on-chest
community chest
farthest
furthest
get something off one´s chest
hest
hope chest
medicine chest
pyx chest
slop chest
steam-chest
tea chest
toolchest
toychest
treasure chest
war chest
wind chest

Synonyms and antonyms of sea chest in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «sea chest» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEA CHEST

Find out the translation of sea chest to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sea chest from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sea chest» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

海胸部
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

baúl
570 millions of speakers

English

sea chest
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समुद्र छाती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الصدر البحر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

море груди
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

peito mar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমুদ্র বুকে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

coffre de mer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dada laut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Seekiste
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シーチェスト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바다 가슴
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhadha segara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngực biển
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடல் மார்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समुद्राचा छाती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Deniz Sandığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

petto mare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sea ​​Chest
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

море грудей
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

piept mare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στήθος της θάλασσας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

see bors
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hav bröst
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sea ​​brystet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sea chest

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA CHEST»

The term «sea chest» is normally little used and occupies the 118.750 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA CHEST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sea chest

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEA CHEST»

Discover the use of sea chest in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sea chest and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The sea chest
A young girl listens as her great-aunt, a lighthouse keeper's daughter, tells of her childhood living on a Maine island, and of the infant that washed ashore after a storm.
Toni Buzzeo, 2002
2
Cruising Under Power - Pacific Coasts of Mexico and Central ...
Surprisingly, our first clue as to what was happening came when the air conditioning suddenly stopped and refused to run. The error message indicated that it was having trouble with the cooling system. I checked the sea chest, and to my ...
Ken Williams, 2008
3
The Secrets of the Sea Chest
Fribble receives an old sea chest form Great Uncle Skipper.
Phyllis Jean Perry, 2004
4
A Dead Man's Chest
They killed Keith in the early afternoon, sending Davey running for his life.
Bruce Banta, 2011
5
Papers Relating to Captain Cook's Sea Chest
Newspaper cuttings and copies of letters and depositions relating to a sea chest believed to have belonged to Captain Cook, and to the descendants of Captain Cook.
‎1929
6
Treasure Chests: The Legacy of Extraordinary Boxes
chest. from. the. glory. days. of. sail. A simple painting of a schooner adorns the inside of the lid of Captain Fredrick Champlin's sea chest. It could be a likeness of Chief, a coastal schooner Champlin commanded during the Civil War years.
Lon Schleining, 2003
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Shipwrecks, Sea Raiders, and Maritime Disasters Along the ...
2 A week after the CCC hunt, Major Lindsley L. Beach, a retired army officer, and two companions discovered in the surf line "an old sea chest," three feet square, bound in copper and weighing an estimated four hundred pounds. Ever since ...
Donald Shomette, 2007
8
Construction - Fire Protection, Fire Detection and Fire ...
If this arrangement cannot be made, the sea- chest may be fitted in the machinery space if the valve is remotely controlled from a position in the same compartment as the emergency fire pump and the suction pipe is as short as practicable.
‎2003
9
Dragons from the Sea
While the remainder of the crew rowed, I pulled my sea chest to the center of the deck and chose the gear I would take with me. I stuck my dagger and small-axe in my belt, then squatted in front of my chest, staring at its contents and trying to ...
Judson Roberts, 2011
10
Dead Sea Scrolls: Lost Poems Found
Jack was a sailor in the US Navy from 1974 until 1978.
J. L. Powell, 2012

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEA CHEST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sea chest is used in the context of the following news items.
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Inexperience, emergency response issues led to John I grounding …
When the crew attempted to close the low sea chest valve, the disc was prevented from fully closing due likely to ice caught between the valve disc and its seat ... «The Telegram, Jun 15»
2
Captain Cook's sea chest, which travelled on Endeavour, goes on …
A seafarer's chest that belonged to Captain James Cook and likely made the voyage with him to Australia on the Endeavour has finally been put on display. «ABC Online, Jan 15»
3
From the archive, 19 November 1983: Treasure Island, the ever …
And what an array of spine-tingling elements he produced: Captain Billy Bones chanting "Fifteen men on a dead man's chest," a sea chest containing a crude ... «The Guardian, Nov 13»
4
Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO)
We provide sea water lift pumps, caisson mounted line-shaft with ... dry mounted pumps to be located in the engine room lifting sea water from the hull sea chest. «Oil and Gas Industry Latest News, Sep 12»
5
Civil War soldier's saga lives on
Now, the personal effects Townsend left behind after his death in 1866 — an engraved naval sword, a sea chest and his gold Navy epaulets — are threads in a ... «Albany Times Union, Sep 12»
6
Estate sale find uncovers past of Civil War sailor
Townsend's name is carved on to the top of the sea chest, accompanied by his address, which the Grahams proudly note makes it one of few such trunks to be ... «Colorado Springs Gazette, Jun 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sea chest [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sea-chest>. Jun 2019 ».
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