temperature rapidly and return them to a liquid
state where they reenter the wash cycle.
DIVISIONAL LAUNDRY BAGSLarge
nylon bags used for pickup and delivery of
divisional laundry and other bulk lots.
DIVISIONAL LAUNDRY PETTY OFFI-
CERPetty officers assigned by their respective
divisions whom the laundry supervisor can contact
for delivery or pickup of bulk divisional laundry
or for resolving any other problems concerning
DIVISIONAL SCHEDULEA system of
scheduling appointments in the barbershop where
a definite number of hours are set aside for
personnel in a particular division to receive
DRAWSTRINGDevice used to tighten the
press cover onto the buck of the laundry press.
DRUM CONTROL DISK A disk that the
program chart is attached to on the inside of the
programmer. The drum control disk can be
operated automatically or you can turn it
manually to set it on a particular operation on
the program chart.
DRY BULB THERMOMETERA mercury-
in-glass or alcohol-in-glass thermometer whose
bulb is kept dry and shielded from radiation; used
to record temperatures in the ships laundry.
DRY CLEANINGThe process of im-
mersing soiled and stained garments in dry-
cleaning solvent to clean them.
amount of dry-cleaning work that the dry-cleaning
activity can normally be expected to accomplish
in a given period of time.
DRY-CLEANING TAGSPremarked tags
that come with the dry-cleaning list used to tag
each article contained in an individual lot.
DRY-CLEANING WORK LOGA written
record used to log dry-cleaning articles in and
DUNNAGEMaterial such as lumber or
burlap used in storing material to provide
protection to both the material and the ship.
DUTY SUPPLY OFFICERAn officer or
senior petty officer representing the supply
department after normal working hours.
EQUIPMENT CAPABILITIESThe output
capabilities of a piece of equipment in a given
period of time based on equipment capacity and
time required to complete a cycle.
EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE LOGA
log used to record historical repair data on each
piece of laundry equipment.
EXHAUST DUCTA rectangular or circular
enclosure where air is sucked through by a large
fan motor and discharged to the outer part of the
EXHAUST FANFan used to remove air
from the basket of the tumbler dryer and force
it out through the exhaust duct.
EXPENDITURERemoval of stock from
the accountability of a ships store officer.
E X P E N D I T U R E D O C U M E N T A n y
document that is assigned an expenditure serial
EXTRACT MOTORMotor on the washer
extractor that spins the cylinder around during
FEATHER OUTA spotting term referring
to the process of gradually dispersing moisture
from the center of the stain outward to prevent
leaving water circles or sizing rings.
FEED RIBBON DRIVE ROLLA device
that turns the feed ribbons on the flatwork ironer.
FEED RIBBONSDevices used to feed
flatwork into the flatwork ironer.
FINGER GUARDSafety device on the
flatwork ironer that prevents the hands of the
operator from getting near the padded pressure
FINGERSDevices located on the washer
extractor inside the programmer. They energize
the various functions of the washer extractor
during the automatic mode. This is done when
the fingers fall into the grooves that were cut out
on the program chart. Once the finger does this