sheer plan

noun Naval Architecture.
  1. a diagrammatic fore-and-aft elevation of the hull of a vessel, showing bow and buttock lines, stations, water lines, diagonals, decks, bulwarks, etc.

Origin of sheer plan

First recorded in 1790–1800
Also called profile plan. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for profile plan

Historical Examples of profile plan

  • A vertical and longitudinal view of a vessel, synonymous with sheer-draught and sheer-plan.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth