reserve buoyancy

noun

Definition of reserve buoyancy

: the volume of a ship above the water plane that can be made watertight and thus increase the ship's buoyancy

called also reserve of buoyancy

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“Reserve buoyancy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reserve%20buoyancy. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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