shakedown cruise

shakedown cruise
cruise that is taken to test the mechanical and human systems of a ship and is occasionally made with passengers traveling at a discount price

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Shakedown cruise — is a nautical term in which the performance of a ship is tested. Shakedown cruises are also used to familiarize the ship s crew with operation of the craft.In the travel industry a shakedown cruise is undertaken to test a ship s systems, both… …   Wikipedia

  • shakedown — /shayk down /, n. 1. extortion, as by blackmail or threats of violence. 2. a thorough search: a shakedown of prison cells to uncover hidden drugs. 3. a bed, as of straw or blankets, spread on the floor. 4. any makeshift bed. 5. the act or process …   Universalium

  • shakedown — Synonyms and related words: Gedankenexperiment, audition, badger game, bench test, blackmail, bloodsucking, dry run, extortion, flight test, hearing, pilot plan, practical test, practice, protection racket, rehearsal, road test, shakedown cruise …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cruise — Synonyms and related words: aeroplane, airlift, airplane, balloon, be airborne, boat, campaign, canoe, carry sail, circumnavigate, coast, course, cross, crossing, drift, fare, ferry, flit, fly, glide, globe trot, go abroad, go by ship, go on… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cruise — I n. 1) to go on, take a cruise 2) a shakedown; world cruise 3) a cruise around (to take a cruise around the world) II v. (D; intr.) to cruise around (to cruise around the world) * * * [kruːz] take a cruise world cruise a shakedown to go on a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • shakedown — shake•down [[t]ˈʃeɪkˌdaʊn[/t]] n. 1) extortion, as by blackmail 2) a thorough search 3) a makeshift bed, esp. one made up on the floor 4) the act or process of shaking down 5) navig. aer. a cruise or flight made in preparation for regular service …   From formal English to slang

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  • USS Triton (SSRN-586) — USS Triton (SSRN/SSN 586), a U.S. Navy nuclear powered radar picket submarine, was the first vessel to execute a submerged circumnavigation of the Earth, accomplishing this during her shakedown cruise in early 1960. She also has the distinction… …   Wikipedia

  • USS Wisconsin (BB-64) — ( Wisky or WisKy ) is an Sclass|Iowa|battleship, the second ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. She was built at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and launched on 7… …   Wikipedia

  • USS Arkansas (BB-33) — USS Arkansas (BB 33), a Sclass|Wyoming|battleship was the third ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 25th state. Her keel was laid down on 25 January 1910 at Camden, New Jersey, by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation. She was… …   Wikipedia

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