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reserve buoyancy


noun Nautical.

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.

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Nearby words

reservation, reservationist, reserve, reserve air, reserve bank, reserve buoyancy, reserve capacity, reserve clause, reserve currency, reserve force, reserve officer

Origin of reserve buoyancy

First recorded in 1900–05
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