Definition of Sinkage

1. Noun. An amount of material involved in a sinking ¹



2. Noun. An area of sunken ground; a depression ¹

3. Noun. Change in draft a vessel obtains when moving through the water ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sinkage

1. the act, process, or degree of sinking [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sinkage

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sinkage (current term)
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Literary usage of Sinkage

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1. Handbook of Ship Calculations, Construction and Operation: A Book of by Charles Haynes Hughes (1917)
"... 10 X 10 X 30 oo Parallel sinkage assuming water situated amidships and compart- 85.71 X 35 X 12 ment open to sea = f200 X 30 = ms° Horizontal travel aft ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Making and Repairing Roads by Edmund Leahy (1844)
"To whatever cause the draught occasioned by the surface of the road is attributable, whether it be the roughness of a hard stony surface, or the sinkage in ..."

3. The distribution of armour in ships of war, being the substance of 2 lectures by W E. Smith (1885)
"To understand the principles regulating the sinkage of these ships when their un- ... The necessary amount of sinkage to ensure this depends on the area of ..."

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