- (intransitive) (nautical) To overturn.
- (transitive) (nautical) To cause (a ship) to overturn.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
CAPSIZE. To overturn or reverse. He took his broth till
he capsized; he drank till he fell out of his chair. SEA
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)
Cap*size" (?), v. t. & i.
[imp. & p. p. Capsized (#); p.
pr. & vb. n. Capsizing.] [Cf. Sp.
cabecear to nod, pitch, capuzar, chapuzar,
to sink (a vessel) by the head; both fr. L. caput head.]
To upset or overturn, as a vessel or other body.
But what if carrying sail capsize the
Cap"size` (?), n. An upset or
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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