block coefficient

noun Naval Architecture.

the ratio of the immersed volume of a vessel to the product of its immersed draft, length, and beam.

Nearby words

  1. block capital,
  2. block capitals,
  3. block caving,
  4. block chord,
  5. block coal,
  6. block diagram,
  7. block faulting,
  8. block front,
  9. block grant,
  10. block heater

Origin of block coefficient

First recorded in 1900–05

Also called coefficient of fineness. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019