reserve buoyancy

  1. the difference between the volume of a hull below the designed waterline and the volume of the hull below the lowest opening incapable of being made watertight.

Origin of reserve buoyancy

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby reserve buoyancy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use reserve buoyancy in a sentence

  • When full, we still have three hundred pounds reserve buoyancy, and would have to go ahead and steer down.

    The Wreck of the Titan | Morgan Robertson