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tender

1
(of a sailing vessel) easily keeled over by a wind; crank

tender

2
Commerce a formal offer to supply specified goods or services at a stated cost or rate

tender

3
1. a small boat, such as a dinghy, towed or carried by a yacht or ship
2. a vehicle drawn behind a steam locomotive to carry the fuel and water

Tender

 

an auxiliary vessel designated for the basing of warship units at stationary points and also for supporting them at sea. There are tenders for submarines and surface ships.

Tenders have repair equipment, workshops, tanks for liquid fuel and fresh water, and quarters for the personnel of ships being serviced by the tender. For example, an American tender for atomic missile submarines can serve as the base for nine to ten submarines. It has a displacement of 23,000 tons and a traveling speed of 37 km/hr (20 knots) and is armed with two to four multipurpose guns with calibers of 76–127 mm.

The first tenders appeared during World War I. During World War II, the United States employed 11 submarine tenders, and the British Navy used three for submarines and two for destroyers. After the war, tenders became the principal means of support for the basing and operations of units of various types of submarines.

In the fishing industry, tenders are called fish factory ships and fish mother ships.

tender

[′ten·dər]
(mechanical engineering)
A vehicle that is attached to a locomotive and carries supplies of fuel and water.
(naval architecture)
A naval auxiliary ship that serves as a mobile base for repair and limited resupply of other ships.

tender

A proposal or bid for a contract to perform work, often on a form, completed by a contractor, giving estimated price and time to complete a contract.
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An affiliate of certain funds managed by affiliates of a global alternative investment manager, Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE:APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, Apollo), Aspen Merger Sub Inc (the offeror), on Friday declared the final results of its tender offers to buy for cash (each, a tender offer and together the tender offers) any and all of Outerwall Inc's outstanding 6.000% senior notes due 2019 and any and all of its outstanding 5.875% senior notes due 2021 (the 2021 notes and, together with the 2019 Notes, the notes).
(the "Company") (NYSE: PRU) announced today that it has commenced a tender offer (the "Tender Offer") to purchase for cash up to $500 million aggregate principal amount (the "Maximum Tender Offer Amount") of its 6.100% Medium-Term Notes, Series D, due 2017, 6.000% Medium-Term Notes, Series D, due 2017, 2.300% Medium-Term Notes, Series D, due 2018, and 7.375% Medium-Term Notes, Series D, due 2019 (collectively, the "Notes").