forward perpendicular


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forward perpendicular

[′fȯr·wərd ‚pər·pən′dik·yə·lər]
(naval architecture)
A vertical line through the intersection of the design waterline and the forward end of a ship. Abbreviated FP.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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