Shifting center
Shifting Shift"ing, a. 1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles. [1913 Webster]

2. Adapted or used for shifting anything. [1913 Webster]

{Shifting backstays} (Naut.), temporary stays that have to be let go whenever the vessel tacks or jibes.

{Shifting ballast}, ballast which may be moved from one side of a vessel to another as safety requires.

{Shifting center}. See {Metacenter}.

{Shifting locomotive}. See {Switching engine}, under {Switch}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Shifting — Shift ing, a. 1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles. [1913 Webster] 2. Adapted or used for shifting anything. [1913 Webster] {Shifting backstays} (Naut.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shifting backstays — Shifting Shift ing, a. 1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles. [1913 Webster] 2. Adapted or used for shifting anything. [1913 Webster] {Shifting backstays}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shifting ballast — Shifting Shift ing, a. 1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles. [1913 Webster] 2. Adapted or used for shifting anything. [1913 Webster] {Shifting backstays}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shifting locomotive — Shifting Shift ing, a. 1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles. [1913 Webster] 2. Adapted or used for shifting anything. [1913 Webster] {Shifting backstays}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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