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self-righting

Syllabification: self-right·ing

Definition of self-righting in English:

adjective

(Of a boat) designed to right itself when capsized.
Example sentences
  • A locally designed and built self-righting search-and-rescue boat joined the national coast guard fleet yesterday to help beef up its disaster-relief capabilities.
  • To add capability in maritime salvage, the coast guard said it had plans to buy six self-righting vessels and one multi-function ship with both fire fighting and towing capabilities.
  • The 47-foot motor lifeboats are the backbone of the Coast Guard's rescue fleet and are designed to be self-righting in about 12 seconds and withstand breaking waves up to 20 feet.

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