noun Naval Architecture.
a diagrammatic fore-and-aft elevation of the hull of a vessel, showing bow and buttock lines, stations, water lines, diagonals, decks, bulwarks, etc.
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Origin of sheer plan
First recorded in 1790–1800
Also called profile plan.
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A vertical and longitudinal view of a vessel, synonymous with sheer-draught and sheer-plan.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth