Reference Entry


Edited by Dear and Peter Kemp

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

Second edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199205684
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727504

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1 An adjective which, when applied to a ship, indicates that it returns quickly to the vertical when rolling in a heavy seaway and, when applied to a vessel under sail, that it is one that stands up well in a wind. This is a function in ...

Reference Entry.  95 words. 

Subjects: Maritime History

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