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boottopping

[ boot-top-ing ]
/ ˈbutˌtɒp ɪŋ /
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for boottopping

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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