from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Plimsoll mark.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the line on the outside of a vessel indicating the depth to which it sinks in the water when loaded.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a line drawn on the side of a vessel to show the depth to which a suitable or allowable load will cause her to sink in the water. Among English seamen known as Plimsoll's mark. See mark.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded
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