The point of intersection of a vertical line through the center of gravity of the fluid displaced by a floating body which is tipped through a small angle from its position of equilibrium, and the inclined line which was vertical through the center of gravity of the body when in equilibrium.

The point of intersection of a vertical line through the center of buoyancy and a line of symmetry through the center of gravity of a floating body.

As the ship is inclined through small angles of heel, the lines of buoyant force intersect at a point called the metacenter. As the ship is inclined, the center of buoyancy moves in an arc as it continues to seek the geometric center of the underwater hull body. This arc describes the metacentric radius. Report this Word Added by: X_MAN

(shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical lines, one line through the center of buoyancy of the hull of a ship in equilibrium and the other line through the center of buoyancy of the hull when the ship is inclined to one side; the distance of this intersection above the center of gravity is an indication of the stability of the ship

The point where the intersection of a vertical line drawn through the center of buoyancy of a slightly listed vessel intersects with the centerline plane.

The point of intersection () of the vertical line through the Center of Buoyancy ( - centroid of the displaced volume of water) and the centreline of the hull. To ensure that a ship will come upright when she is heeled ( listing) the Metacentre must be above the Centre of Gravity () of the hull. The more distance between the Metacenter and Center of Gravity, also called the Metaheight, the more 'stable' the hull.

The intersection point of a vertical line drawn through the line of buoyancy of a slightly listed vessel which intersects the centerline plane

The point at which a vertical line drawn through the center of buoyancy of an upright ship intersects a vertical line drawn through the center of buoyancy of a ship when tipped.