allision, n.Now literary and rare.
The action of striking (something) against or upon something.allide
intr. To hit against something. Now Maritime Law: (of a vessel) to collide with another which is stationary, or with a static object or structure.http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/allision
allision (plural allisions)
The act of dashing against or striking upon.
(maritime) The act of striking a fixed object, compare collision: the act of striking another vessel.http://gcaptain.com/maritime-word-of-the-day-...
Allision – Nautical Word of the Day
By John Konrad On November 8, 2007
[...] For clarification: A vessel collides with another moving vessel…. A vessel allides with a fixed object (unless it is submerged) and is presumed at fault.
From the Meriam-Webster Dictionary:
al·li·sion noun \əˈlizhən, aˈ-\
Definition of ALLISION
1 obs : the action of dashing against or striking upon2 : the running of one ship upon another ship that is stationary —distinguished from collisionhttp://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com...
ALLISION, maritime law. The running of one vessel against another. It is distinguished from collision in this, that the latter means the running of two vessels against each other; this latter term is frequently used for allision.