sliding way

sliding way

[′slīd·iŋ ′wā]
(civil engineering)
One of the timbers which form the upper part of the cradle supporting a ship during its construction, and which slide over the ground ways with the ship when it is launched.
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The children~s area, in addition to smaller balancers, climbing and sliding ways a central mud table with water pump.
There are no table or wheelhead sliding ways to maintain.
Tenders are invited for Providing Underwater survey at Outer and Inner Caisson Gates, underwater repairing at Outer Caisson Gate, underwater fitting of loosened base plates at Outer Caisson Gate, underwater gap filling at outer sliding ways at Lock Entrance Haldia Dock Complex (HDC).
Sliding ways can handle heavy loads and be extremely rigid, with high resistance to deflection.