Oil Hardening

Business / Machine Shop / Oil Hardening: The process of quenching in oil when heat treating alloy steel to bring out certain qualities.

Other Words for Oil

Oil Noun Synonyms: lubricant, grease, lubricator, unguent
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Rode The Oil Line

Entertainment / Bowling / Rode The Oil Line: A method of lane play where there is an oil line/crown into the pocket and the player keeps the ball on the oil line into the pocket; can result it high scores. See also bumped the oil line. MORE

Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE)

Business / Agriculture / Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE): Revisions to the universal soil loss equation implemented in the mid 1990s to more accurately predict soil erosion caused by water. It includes the same factors as the earlier formula: climate, soils, MORE

Pack Hardening

Business / Machine Shop / Pack Hardening: A heat-treating process in which the workpiece is packed into a metal box together with charcoal, charred leather or other carbonaceous material to case-harden the part. MORE

Short Oil

Entertainment / Bowling / Short Oil: Also known as limited distance dressing/LDD. A condition in which oil is applied to the front 24 feet or less of the lane, with the remainder dry. Can be very high scoring. MORE

Soil

Business / Agriculture / Soil: In the United States, about 70,000 kinds of soil are recognized in the nationwide system of classification. Each has a unique set of characteristics and a potential for use. These characteristics are MORE

Soil Conditioner

Business / Agriculture / Soil Conditioner: An organic material like humus or compost that helps soil absorb water, build a bacterial community, and take up mineral nutrients. MORE

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