ground ways

ground ways

[′grau̇nd ‚wāz]
(civil engineering)
Supports, usually made of heavy timbers, which are placed on the ground on either side of the keel of a ship under construction, providing a track for launching, and supporting the sliding ways. Also known as standing ways.
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Minister Joyce said the program continues to focus on practical, on the ground ways to improve issues like soil health, erosion management and water quality, making the program relevant to all land managers - but especially farmers.
Features include hardened and precision ground ways, high accuracy mechanical bearings, dual beam bridge and intrinsic accuracy.
It's basically a simple machine with hardened and ground ways, a good ball screw system, and functional design, aimed at shops with 100 or more employees.