Plimsoll line

[ plim-suh l, -sohl ]
/ ˈplɪm səl, -soʊl /

noun Nautical.

Origin of Plimsoll line

First recorded in 1890–95; see origin at Plimsoll mark
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British Dictionary definitions for plimsoll line

Plimsoll line
/ (ˈplɪmsəl) /

noun

another name for load line

Word Origin for Plimsoll line

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