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self-righting

[self-rahy-ting]
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adjective
  1. able to or designed to right itself or oneself after falling or capsizing.
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Examples from the Web for self-righting

Historical Examples

  • Chief among these are the self-righting and self-emptying principles.

    Battles with the Sea

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • What more need be said in favour of the self-righting boats?

    Battles with the Sea

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • The splendid craft which he commanded was one of the self-righting, insubmergible boats of the Institution.

  • The whole operation of self-righting and self-emptying, from first to last, occupied only seventeen seconds!

    Saved by the Lifeboat

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • In contrast to these we give an instance of the action of the self-righting lifeboat when overturned.

    Saved by the Lifeboat

    R.M. Ballantyne


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