Chesapeake Bay - Glossary
Chesapeake Bay - Our History and Our Future

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Aeronautics The science and art of flight. Aeronautics includes designing, making, and flying aircraft.
Armistice The end of fighting on November 11, 1918, ending World War I.
Artillery Large guns or cannons that are too heavy to be carried.
Aviation The science, business, or operation of aircraft.
Aviator A person who flies or can fly aircraft; a pilot.
Bark A small sailing ship.
Biplane An airplane with two wings on each side of the body, usually one several feet above the other.
Central Powers The nations who fought together when war was declared against Serbia at the beginning of World War I: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria.
Collier A ship used to transport coal.
Commerce raider A ship whose main purpose is to disrupt the trade of enemy nations.
Conversion To change the design of a ship in order to change its use.
Economic recession A slowdown in economic activity marked by less consumer spending and often also by higher unemployment.
Forecastle The part of the upper deck of a ship near the bow.
Garrison A fort or other place where troops are stationed.
Historical integrity Keeping a historically important place looking like it did in the past.
Merchant ship A ship carrying goods between ports.
Mortars A short cannon that fires shells in a high arc.
Neutrality The refusal of a nation to take sides in a war between two or more other nations.
Port of Embarkation The town or location where troops and supplies are assembled to send off to battle during war.
Proclamation An official public announcement.
Remount Station The location where supplies are assembled to send off to battle during war.
Telegraphy The act of sending a message over wire or radio to a special receiving station.
Urban migration People moving from rural areas to cities.
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