[ 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.


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

Origin of boottopping

First recorded in 1760–70; boot1 + topping Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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