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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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Also called profile plan.

Origin of sheer plan

First recorded in 1790–1800
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