boottopping

[ boot-top-ing ]

nounNautical.
  1. the area between the water lines of a ship when fully loaded and when unloaded.

  2. a distinctive band of paint covering this area.

Origin of boottopping

1
First recorded in 1760–70; boot1 + topping
  • Also called boot·top [boot-top]. /ˈbutˌtɒp/.

Words Nearby boottopping

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British Dictionary definitions for boot topping

boot topping

nounnautical
  1. the part of a ship's hull that is between the load line and the water line when the ship is not loaded

  2. a coating applied to this part of a ship to remove marine growth

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