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or dead-rise

noun Nautical.
  1. the angle with the horizontal made by the outboard rise of the bottom of a vessel at the widest frame.
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Origin of deadrise

First recorded in 1655–65; dead + rise
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Historical Examples of deadrise

  • The width of the boilers might be particularly important because it would determine the deadrise at floor in the hull.

    The Pioneer Steamship Savannah: A Study for a Scale Model

    Howard I. Chapelle