HyperDic: metacentre

English > 1 sense of the word metacentre:
NOUNcognitionmetacentre, metacenter(shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical lines, one line through the center of buoyancy of the hull of a ship in equilibrium and the other line through the center of buoyancy of the hull when the ship is inclined to one side
English > metacentre: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
Meaning(shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical lines, one line through the center of buoyancy of the hull of a ship in equilibrium and the other line through the center of buoyancy of the hull when the ship is inclined to one side; the distance of this intersection above the center of gravity is an indication of the stability of the ship.
Synonymmetacenter
Categoryshipbuilding, ship buildingThe construction of ships
RegionBritaina monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Canadaa nation in northern North America
Broaderintersection, intersection point, point of intersectionA point where lines intersect

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