to move the tip of the mast forward or backwards
A multi-channel receiver technique which uses separate correlator channels to add several multipath signal components. These time-shifted components can be either naturally arising from multipath effects or through use of soft handover. The correlator outputs are combined to deliver an improved signal. Used in CDMA systems.
The incline of a stage floor or seating area away from the horizontal. Originally introduced as a way of improving sightlines to the stage under poor lighting conditions last century.
== Biography == Rake was born in Sendai, Japan. He began an interest in music by playing an antique guitar at his family home, and in high school, was a member of a hard rock band. In university, Rake considered singing for the first time, and began steps to becoming a professional musician. Rake performed as the opening act to Jap...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rake_(singer)
A face-off maneuver in which a player sweeps the ball to the side.Found on http://www.cheyennelacrosse.com/Page.asp?n=13952&org=cheyennelacrosse.com
In structural geology rake (or pitch) is formally defined as `the angle between a line [or a feature] and the strike line of the plane in which it is found`, measured on the plane. The three-dimensional orientation of a line can be described with just a plunge and trend. The rake is a useful description of a line because often (in...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rake_(geology)
- a dissolute man in fashionable society 2. [n] - a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head 3. [v] - sweep the length of 4. [v] - move through with or as if with a rake 5. [v] - level or smooth with a rake 6. [v] - gather with a rakeFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=rake
How sloped the floor of an auditorium or stage is.
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Many stage floors, usually in theatres built for dance or variety, are higher at the back than at the front, to give the audience a better view. These stages are said to be "raked", and the "rake" is the angle of slope from back to front. In most modern theatres it is the audience seating that is raked, not the stage.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21207
This refers to the amount of money, in chips, taken by the house as a service fee.
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Slope, particularly of a mast.Found on http://www.go-sail.co.uk/dglossr.html
A vertical vein of metallic ore, usually lead, occuring between walls of rock and cutting through the bedding. Often rakes have been worked from early times leaving deep trenches several km long, with adits leading off and shafts sunk at the side.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20766
Trim members that run parallel to the roof slope and form the finish between the wall and a gable roof extension. The angle of slope of a roof rafter, or the inclined portion of a cornice. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20933
[ Anglo-Saxon race
; akin to OD. rake
, Dutch reek
, Old High German rehho
, German rechen
, Icelandic reka
a shovel, and to Goth. rikan
to heap up, collect, and perhaps to Greek 'ore`gein
to stretch out, and English ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/R/7
Rake transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Raked
(rākt); present participle & verbal noun Raking
.] [ Anglo-Saxon racian
. See 1st Rake
To collect with a rake; as, to rake
hay; -- often ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/R/7
(rāk) intransitive verb 1.
To use a rake, as for searching or for collecting; to scrape; to search minutely. « One is for raking
in Chaucer for antiquated words.» Dryden. 2.
To pass with violence or rapidity; to scrape along. « Pas could n...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/R/7
[ Confer dial. Swedish raka
to reach, and English reach
.] The inclination of anything from a perpendicular direction; as, the rake
of a roof, a staircase, etc. ; especially (Nautical)
, the inclination of a mast or funnel, or, in general, of any part of a vessel no...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/R/7
Rake intransitive verb
To incline from a perpendicular direction; as, a mast rakes
aft. Raking course (Bricklaying)
, a course of bricks laid diagonally between the face courses in a thick wall, to strengthen it. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/R/7
Rake noun [ Middle English rakel rash; confer Icelandic reikall wandering, unsettled, reika to wander.] A loose, disorderly, vicious man; a person addicted to lewdness and other scandalous vices; a debauchee; a roué. « An illiterate and frivolous old rake .» Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/R/7
Rake intransitive verb 1.
[ Icelandic reika
. Confer Rake
a debauchee.] To walk about; to gad or ramble idly. [ Prov. Eng.] 2.
[ See Rake
a debauchee.] To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life. Shenstone. To rake out (Falconry)
, ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/R/7
1. An implement consisting of a headpiece having teeth, and a long handle at right angles to it, used for collecting hay, or other light things which are spread over a large surface, or for breaking and smoothing the earth. ... 2. A toothed machine drawn by a horse, used for collecting hay or grain; a horserake. ... 3. [Perhaps a different word. .....Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soilFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=rake
a dissolute man in fashionable societyFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=rake
degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; `the roof had a steep pitch`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=rake
• (n.) A fissure or mineral vein traversing the strata vertically, or nearly so; -- called also rake-vein. • (v. i.) To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life. • (v. t.) To scrape or scratch across; to pass over quickly and lightly, as a rake does. • (v. t.) To enfilade; to fire in a direction with the length of; in n...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/rake/
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