A term used in partial denture prosthesis meaning a bar, which connects two or more parts of the appliance: (a) major connector - the rigid bar which connects the saddles or major parts. (b) minor connector - the bar which connects clasps to frame. Coping A thin cover or matrix usually made of cast metal or acrylic resin to fit over a prepared tooth. A crown is then constructed over the coping.
parts made from moulded plastic, rubber or simple PVC tube which are used to hold spreaders to leading edges. Control bar: a single bar used by the kitesurfer to control the kite. The kite lines are connected to the ends of the bar. Some kitesurfers use a pair of handles instead 4-line control bar Concept Air: Canadian manufacturer of foil kites including the New Wave and EX models. Control bar: a single bar used by the kitesurfer to control the kite. The kite lines are connected to the ends of the bar. Some kitesurfers use a pair of handles instead. reep: the amount a line permanently lengthens when pulled. Loosely braided line has a lot of creep, tightly braided has less, linear core line has the least. If all the lines creep evenly, it's pretty much unnoticeable. On ram-air and hybrid kites, the power lines creep more than the brakes, causing the kite to fly sluggishly.