- the surface level of any body of water.
- the level to which a vessel is immersed; water line.
Origin of water level
First recorded in 1555–65
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Examples from the Web for water level
The mines are now worked down to water-level and costs are increasing.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
Great tracts were sunk beneath the water-level of the river.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
I set a stick with a notch at water-level when we first came ashore.The Young Alaskans on the Trail
The rain-gauge was raised about eleven feet above the water-level.The Solomon Islands and Their Natives
H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy
The water-level is about 95 feet from surface when the engine is not at work.
- the level reached by the surface of a body of water
- the water line of a boat or ship
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