noun, Naval Architecture.
resistance to sidewise motion caused by wind pressure, supplied by the immersed portion of a hull of a vessel.
- Lateral sacral vein
lateral sacral vein n. Any of the veins that accompany the lateral sacral artery and empty into the internal iliac vein on either side.
- Lateral supraclavicular nerve
lateral supraclavicular nerve n. Any of the several branches of the cervical plexus that descend to the skin over the acromion and deltoid region. Also called posterior supraclavicular nerve.
- Lateral spinal sclerosis
lateral spinal sclerosis n. An amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in which degeneration of the lateral tracts of the spinal cord causes spastic paraplegia.
noun 1. a system of coding navigational aids by shape, color, and number, according to the side of a channel they occupy and their relative position along that side.