- able to or designed to right itself or oneself after falling or capsizing.
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Chief among these are the self-righting and self-emptying principles.
What more need be said in favour of the self-righting boats?
The splendid craft which he commanded was one of the self-righting, insubmergible boats of the Institution.Personal Reminiscences in Book Making
The whole operation of self-righting and self-emptying, from first to last, occupied only seventeen seconds!
In contrast to these we give an instance of the action of the self-righting lifeboat when overturned.