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water level

noun
1.
the surface level of any body of water.
2.
the level to which a vessel is immersed; water line.
Origin of water level
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65
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  • The shape was almost at the water level, a hundred feet or so away.

    The White Invaders Raymond King Cummings
  • And as she thus righted her deck was filled with water level from rail to rail.

  • The balcony upon which we sat was close above the water level.

    Tarrano the Conqueror Raymond King Cummings
  • There can be no drainage, as the ground on which they stand is below the water level.

    Pictures of Southern Life William Howard Russell
  • The water level just to half the thickness of the phosphorus.

    The Boy's Playbook of Science John Henry Pepper
  • It had been tried, and the water came into the tunnel as soon as it got below the water level.

    The Escaping Club A. J. Evans
British Dictionary definitions for water level

water level

noun
1.
the level reached by the surface of a body of water
2.
the water line of a boat or ship
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