light line


noun Nautical.

the line or level to which a ship or boat sinks when fully supplied with fuel and ballast but without cargo.

Nearby words

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  6. light machine gun,
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  9. light middleweight,
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Origin of light line

First recorded in 1890–95

Also called light load line.

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