[ boot-top-ing ]
/ ˈbutˌtɒp ɪŋ /
the area between the water lines of a ship when fully loaded and when unloaded.
a distinctive band of paint covering this area.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also called boot·top [boot-top]. /ˈbutˌtɒp/.
Words nearby boottopping
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for boottopping
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012