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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The space or distance between the deck of a vessel and the waterline

Usage examples (32)
  • Differencing these two quantities, following the principle of Archimedes, we arrive at what is called the 'freeboard'.
  • The freeboard is a bit low but who cares?
  • "No masts and not as much freeboard as a schooner."
  • We got in at last with an inch of freeboard to spare. for more
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