nonsinkable

adjective

non·​sink·​able ˌnän-ˈsiŋ-kə-bəl How to pronounce nonsinkable (audio)
: incapable of being sunk : unsinkable
… whale boats molded of glass and teflon and made nonsinkable by plastic foam in all dead spaces.Robert A. Heinlein
nonsinkable vessels

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonsinkable was in 1875

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“Nonsinkable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonsinkable. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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