Plimsoll line

[ plim-suhl, -sohl ]

nounNautical.

Origin of Plimsoll line

1
First recorded in 1890–95; see origin at Plimsoll mark

Words Nearby Plimsoll line

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British Dictionary definitions for Plimsoll line

Plimsoll line

/ (ˈplɪmsəl) /


noun
  1. another name for load line

Origin of Plimsoll line

1
C19: named after Samuel Plimsoll (1824–98), MP, who advocated its adoption

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