or plim·sol, plim·sole
Origin of plimsoll
Definition for plimsoll (2 of 2)
Origin of Plimsoll mark
Examples from the Web for plimsoll
Three types of footwear -- including a brogue, a plimsoll, and an evening slipper -- established the basis for Katrantzou's theme.
Perhaps some of the best were those of which Mr. Plimsoll had experience.Days and Nights in London|J. Ewing Ritchie
Plimsoll shot a look of contempt at Butch, making the proposal.
Chairs edged back, the standing moved for a better view-point, the room focussed on Plimsoll, Wyatt and the three cow-chums.
The chances that Plimsoll had left some one on guard were not to be slighted.
"I don't cotton to playin' jack-rabbit to Plimsoll and Jordan's coyotes," said Sandy.
British Dictionary definitions for plimsoll
Word Origin for plimsoll
Word Origin and History for plimsoll
"mark on the hull of a British ship showing how deeply she may be loaded," 1881, from Samuel Plimsoll (1824-1898), M.P. for Derby and advocate of shipping reforms (which were embodied in the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876). Sense extended 1907 to "rubber-soled canvas shoe" (equivalent of American English sneakers) because the band around the shoes that holds the two parts together reminded people of a ship's Plimsoll line; sense perhaps reinforced by sound association with sole (which sometimes influenced the spelling to plimsole). The name is of Huguenot origin.