set zed
 n.— «When “general quarters” was sounded, all compartments on the Pearl Harbor battleships were shut and sealed in a procedure called “set zed.” This means if an area is damaged, adjacent sections remain water-tight.» —“Angel sent by history” by Roger Hare The Citizen (Auburn, New York) Dec. 7, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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