Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To weld together (two pieces of metal) so as to form a butting-joint.
- n. The covering-plate which is used for connecting two plates which are to be butt-riveted; in ship-building, a piece of plate or bar covering the joint of two plates or bars at their ends where they abut against each other, to give continuity of strength. The strap covers the two adjacent ends and is riveted to each. When plates are thus joined, a strap is sometimes placed on each surface of the plates, and the two straps together are called a double-butt strap. Straps are further distinguished according to the number of rows of rivets in them on each side parallel to the butt-joint, as a single-riveted butt-strap, a double-riveted butt-strap, a treble-riveted butt-strap, or a quadruple-riveted butt-strap.
“_He_ pulled out in a bit of a bobble of a sea, not half as bad as this, and he started all his friends on the same butt-strap, and the plate opened like a furnace door, and I had to climb into the nearest fog bank while the boat went down. ”
“He pulled out in a bit of a bobble of a sea, not half as bad as this, and he started all his friends on the same butt-strap, and the plates opened like a furnace door, and I had to climb into the nearest fog-bank, while the boat went down. ”
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