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The shape of the afterbody of a ship in relation to the resistance its underbody engenders as it goes through the water. A clean run, the shape at the after end of a ship's underbody that slips easily through the water without creating excessive turbulence. Run could be said to be the complement of entry, which describes the shape of the forward end of a ship's underbody.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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