- the area between the water lines of a ship when fully loaded and when unloaded.
- a distinctive band of paint covering this area.
Origin of boottopping
Also called boot·top [boot-top] /ˈbutˌtɒp/.
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Examples from the Web for boot-tops
He did not find the card in any of the pockets, so he went on down and tried the boot-tops.Young Wild West at "Forbidden Pass"
An Old Scout
I put it on, and I buttoned it from my throat-latch down to my boot-tops.The Girl from Sunset Ranch
Amy Bell Marlowe
I forgot all about not meaning to get wet, for I was in over my boot-tops directly.Devon Boys
George Manville Fenn
I'll not call this a bad cruise unless we have to chew our boot-tops.Blackbeard: Buccaneer
Ralph D. Paine
No bottom to the soil anywhere; the mud and water reached to my boot-tops.On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck
R. Pitcher Woodward