In ordinary

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In actual and constant service; statedly attending and serving; as, a physician or chaplain in ordinary. An ambassador in ordinary is one constantly resident at a foreign court.
(Naut.) Out of commission and laid up; - said of a naval vessel.

See also: Ordinary, Ordinary

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Besides merchant marine training, she is part of the US ready reserve fleet and has been used for evacuating personnel in Somalia in 1994 and carrying supplies after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Pan Am is committed to the Civil Air Reserve Fleet. Converted in four hours to all-passenger configuration, the plane will accommodate as many as 195 troops.
As part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet, the ship was berthed at Mobile, Alabama, in 1970 and later dismantled.
The ship, which assisted US submarine operations around the globe for decades, was anchored in recent years among the rusting vessels of the James River Reserve Fleet, commonly known as the "Ghost Fleet," in Fort Eustis, Virginia.
It has been anchored for years among rusting hulks of the James River Reserve Fleet, commonly known as the "Ghost Fleet", in Fort Eustis, Virginia.
The gun-ports of Mary Rose thus mark the start of a broadside gunnery tradition in the Royal Navy that reached its apotheosis with Nelson's navy and lasted until HMS Warrior entered the reserve fleet in the 1890s.
Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) has made arrangements to remove the last of several high-priority vessels from the James River Reserve Fleet in Virginia.
Maritime Administration, enabled the deployment of vessels from the Department's National Defense Reserve Fleet to the affected areas--the first time in history that the Secretary of Transportation (at that time Norman Y.
In 1947, the battleship was decommissioned to enter the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. Battleship Cove.
She eventually passed into the reserve fleet in 1939.
The official Xinhua News Agency reported from the eastern coastal city Ningbo on Monday that China's navy had established a special East China Sea reserve fleet to handle peacetime emergencies or fight wars.
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