metacentre metacentre

Definition(s):

  • (n) (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
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periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /