• Definition for "metacentre"
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metacentre definition

  • noun:
    • A midway point between a ship's center of buoyancy whenever upright as well as its centre of buoyancy when tilted; it must be over the center of gravity to allow a tilting ship to go back to an upright place.
    • (shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical outlines, one line through the center of buoyancy of this hull of a ship in balance and the various other line through center of buoyancy of this hull when the ship is inclined to 1 side; the exact distance of the intersection above the center of gravity is an indication for the stability of ship
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