from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A striking against; beating; collision.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of dashing against, or striking upon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of dashing against or striking upon.
  • noun maritime The act of striking a fixed object, compare collision: the act of striking another vessel.


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From Latin allisio, French allidere ("to strike or dash against").


  • At this point, all indications are that the vessel remains at full throttle and pitch at the time of the allision.

    CNN Transcript Oct 17, 2003

  • There's no signs a mechanical or engine trouble before the allision.

    CNN Transcript Oct 17, 2003

  • Now we're being told not collision, but a ferry allision, allision meaning striking up against something versus colliding into something.

    CNN Transcript Oct 17, 2003

  • Some have reported that they observed that the strike or the allision was to occur and they did begin warning passenger to move back.

    CNN Transcript Oct 17, 2003

  • As the beating and allision of the waves against a rock make no trouble in the rock, no commotion there; but a great deal of noise, clamour and tumult round about it.

    The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A. with a Memoir of the Author. Vol. VI.

  • The U. S. Coast Guard marine casualty investigation of Cosco Busan allision can be found by visiting:

    Marine Log News

  • She is picking all the wrong songs and is not that good. she is lost in what she is doing. chris and anoop needs to step up or they will be gone. in the end unless i am wrong i thinks its gonna be adam, matt, and allision. - News

  • The allision caused a gash measuring approximately 150 feet long by 12 feet high on the port side of the ship, puncturing two of the ship's fuel tanks and damaging the fendering system on the Delta tower of the bridge, and resulting in a significant environmental clean-up.

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  • The local office of the Masters, Mates, and Pilots has a pre-printed press release for whenever there is a collision or allision involving a foreign flag vessel saying it wouldn’t have happened if it had a US union crew.

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