flat of bottom

flat of bottom

[′flat əv ′bäd·əm]
(naval architecture)
That portion of a ship's bottom without rise or having a rise with little or no curvature.
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ae1/4A ae1/4A The Silverstream System produced a thin layer of micro bubbles that creates a single 'air carpet' for the full flat of bottom of the ship.