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free·board

 (frē′bôrd′)
n.
1. The distance from the water line to the gunwales of an open boat or to the main deck of a decked vessel.
2. The distance between normal water level and the top of a structure or mass that rises out of the water, such as a buoy, dam, or ice floe.

[Probably ultimately partial translation of Anglo-Norman franc bord, land claimed outside the fence of a park or forest : franc, free + bord, bort, border; see border.]

freeboard

(ˈfriːˌbɔːd)
n
(Nautical Terms) the space or distance between the deck of a vessel and the waterline

free•board

(ˈfriˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
1. (on a cargo vessel) the distance between the uppermost deck considered fully watertight and the official load line.
2. the height of the watertight portion of a building or other construction above a given level of water.
[1670–80]
Translations

freeboard

[ˈfriːbɔːd] n (Naut) → bordo libero
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But Jerry was to know Harley Kennan, and quickly, for it was Harley Kennan, a bowline around his body under his arm-pits, lowered by a couple of seamen down the generous freeboard of the Ariel, who gathered in by the nape of the neck the smooth-coated Irish terrier that, treading water perpendicularly, had no eyes for him so eagerly did he gaze at the line of faces along the rail in quest of the one face.
This component includes repair and epoxy coating in all gates, increasing gate height by two feet, replacing the existing temporary wooden planks, increasing freeboard for fully opened condition by changes in gate hoisting to work without counterweights, installation of required gate-lifting motors for each gate, replacing the existing system of four trolley mounted motors for operation of all the gates, replacement of all moving components and seals, fabrication of pontoon mounted caisson gates and procurement of dredger, tugboat, motorboats and launch.
Mechanical Works and Procurement: Murad Ali Shah said that this component includes repair and epoxy coating in all gates, increasing gate height by 2ft, replacing existing temporary wooden planks, increasing of freeboard for fully opened condition by changes in gate hoisting to work without counterweights, installation of required gate lifting motors for each gate, replacing the existing system of four trolley mounted motors for operation of all the gates, replacement of all moving components and seals, fabrication of Pontoon Mounted Caisson Gates and procurement of Dredger, Tug Boat, Motor Boats and Lunch.
The Load Lines Convention aims to prevent the ship's overloading by prescribing the minimum reserve buoyancy and freeboard of ships.
The background for these measures taken by SEMAS is non-compliance with an order issued by SEMAS on February 23 to have 1 meter freeboard in the water basins in DRS1 at Alunorte within the deadline of February 26.
The problem is, microwave measurements from satellites don't penetrate the salty snow very well, so the satellite is not measuring the proper sea ice freeboard and the satellite readings overestimate the thickness of the ice," (http://ucalgary.
I had to calculate the sizes and depths for the tub and the other components to make sure it would float and have enough freeboard for all of the hunters, their gear and comforts of home.
The ASD 2913 was ultimately selected due to its having all the necessary attributes, including 80 tonnes of bollard pull within a 29-metre hull, plus high freeboard and a raised quarterdeck for safe operations in rough seas.
From a water test and analysis of the boat's specifications, I feel the slightly deeper vee (16 degrees deadrise) as well as somewhat higher freeboard than most other "bay" boats will be appreciated by offshore fishermen, and yet the published draft of 13 inches will keep shallow water within reach.
A workshop on the calculation of trim and stability using the 'Prime Ship-IPCA' Software was discussed, with akanori Matsumoto from the Freeboard Section, Hull Department t of Class NK as facilitator, said Hernandez.
Its Pond level and freeboard below the gates also required to be increased.