boottopping

[ boot-top-ing ]
/ ˈbutˌtɒp ɪŋ /

noun Nautical.

the area between the water lines of a ship when fully loaded and when unloaded.
a distinctive band of paint covering this area.

Nearby words

  1. boots and all,
  2. boots and saddles,
  3. bootstrap,
  4. bootstrap memory,
  5. bootstraps,
  6. booty,
  7. booty call,
  8. bootylicious,
  9. booze,
  10. booze cruise

Origin of boottopping

First recorded in 1760–70; boot1 + topping

Also called boot·top [boot-top] /ˈbutˌtɒp/.

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British Dictionary definitions for boot topping

boot topping

noun nautical

the part of a ship's hull that is between the load line and the water line when the ship is not loaded
a coating applied to this part of a ship to remove marine growth
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