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/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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