q-message — (*) A classified message relating to navigational dangers, navigational aids, mined areas, and searched or swept channels.
Q-route — A system of preplanned shipping lanes in mined or potentially mined waters used to minimize the area the mine countermeasures commander has to keep clear of mines in order to provide safe passage for friendly shipping. (JP 3-15)
quadrant elevation — (*) The angle between the horizontal plane and the axis of the bore when the weapon is laid. (DOD only) It is the algebraic sum of the elevation, angle of site, and complementary angle of site.
quadruple container — A quadruple container box 57.5” x 96” x 96” with a metal frame, pallet base, and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) corner fittings. Four of these boxes can be lashed together to form a 20- foot American National Standards Institute and/or ISO intermodal container. Also called QUADCON.
quay — A structure of solid construction along a shore or bank that provides berthing and generally provides cargo-handling facilities. A similar facility of open construction is called a wharf. See also wharf. (JP 4-01.5)
As Amended Through 9 June 2004