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- noun nautical Properly the
International Load Line, a mark on the hullof a merchant shipto show the waterlineunder specified conditions. The line shows the maximum capacity load the ship may carry.
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- noun waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded
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from Samuel Plimsoll, Bristol merchant and member of Parliament; promoter of the Merchant Shipping Act.
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