a canvas shoe with a rubber sole; gym shoe; sneaker.
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How to use plimsoll in a sentence
Three types of footwear -- including a brogue, a plimsoll, and an evening slipper -- established the basis for Katrantzou's theme.
Adrian plimsoll sat at breakfast, sipping his hot water and crumbling a dry biscuit.Once a Week | Alan Alexander Milne
Perhaps some of the best were those of which Mr. plimsoll had experience.Days and Nights in London | J. Ewing Ritchie
Some were still in the stream, loaded with wheat to the plimsoll mark, ready to depart with the next tide.The Octopus | Frank Norris
There was no plimsoll mark in those days, and this cockle-shell of a vessel was literally loaded down to the scuppers.The Shellback's Progress | Walter Runciman
Mr. plimsoll speaks in tones of admiration of the honest hard-working men whom he met in his lodging-house.Days and Nights in London | J. Ewing Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for plimsoll
British a light rubber-soled canvas shoe worn for various sports: Also called: gym shoe, sandshoe
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