sheer plan

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.

Origin of sheer plan

First recorded in 1790–1800
Also called profile plan. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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