water plane

water plane

[′wȯd·ər ‚plān]
(naval architecture)
A plane coincident with or parallel to the surface of the water and limited by the line of its intersection with the vessel's hull.
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"It's called mismanagement as far as I am concerned." He claims the water levels are being kept too high by NRW, breaking an agreement with local farmers to keep the water plane lower during winter.
POP twins Jedward had the ride of their lives when they arrived by water plane for an interview.
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The two thin struts that support its main deck structure stand on a pair of submerged, submarine-like pontoons in what is known as a Small Water plane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) configuration.
All this aids in the creation of a small, low inertia water plane at 180 degrees of heel.
Aviation consultancy company LRC, based in Brazil's economic capital of Sao Paulo, plans to set up seven fire-fighting cells, each made up of a `scooper' water plane and two choppers.
The sink: By touching different zones on the console surface, you can adjust the flow rate and temperature of the water, as well as the width of the water plane, forming anything from a wide sheet to a concentrated jet.
Try an inter-island cruise on board American-Hawaii's SS Constitution or SS Independence, or try an excursion on Navatek I or II, two big catamarans sailing from Oahu and Maul Harbors featuring a SWATH design (small water plane twin hull) to keep an offshore ride as smooth as gliding on ice.
"We flew into Brazil, then had to get a water plane up into the Amazon and then took boats and helicopter rides to get to the various camps for the fishing.
Water planes, including French and Spanish ones, resumed their missions after stopping overnight.