soft patch


Definition of soft patch

  1. 1 :  a patch for a crack in a metallic vessel (such as a steam boiler) consisting of a soft material (such as putty) covered and held in place by a plate bolted or riveted fast

  2. 2 :  a plate and gasket used as a temporary repair to cover a break or hole in a ship's hull

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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