afterbody


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afterbody

(ˈɑːftəˌbɒdɪ)
n, pl -bodies
(Astronautics) any discarded part that continues to trail a satellite, rocket, etc, in orbit
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2) Raisebeck 200 Hour Dual Afterbody Strakes (STC SA3519NM)
The Oyster 625 has about one metre more rig height than her predecessor, the 62, and clearly her lower slung and slightly heavier ballast keel was having good effect, combining with the increased form stability of her powerful afterbody to make the boat feel a lot bigger than the 62.
With a B-4 stand in hand, a co-worker and I walked to the aircraft and removed the top propeller afterbody.
The element to which I afterward learned to attach the greater importance was the incontrovertible fact that the lower and greater part of the void under the afterbody, constantly being made by the forward motion of the ship, is filled from underneath.
Navy and changed the afterbody and flap to make it easier and economical to produce composite blades for regional navies worldwide.
This directive requires we check the afterbody bolts for proper thread count and nut plates for security.
The Afterbody Refurbishment and Upgrade Center at Poulsbo will modernize the engine/propulsion section of Canada's Mk 46 Mod 1 torpedoes and the Final Integration and Test facility at Mukilteo will build the upgrade kits and integrate them into the Canadian torpedoes.