Also called Plimsoll line. any of various lines marked on the sides of a cargo vessel to indicate the depth to which a vessel may be immersed under certain conditions.
Compare (def 1a).
the line made by the surface of the water on the hull of a loaded ship.
(nautical) a pattern of lines painted on the hull of a ship, approximately midway between the bow and the stern, indicating the various levels that the waterline should reach if the ship is properly loaded under given circumstances
- Load-line mark
[lohd-lahyn] /ˈloʊdˌlaɪn/ noun, Nautical. 1. any of various marks by which the allowable loading and the load line at load displacement are established for a merchant vessel; a load line.
noun 1. a motor vehicle that is capable of carrying a load rather than, or as well as, passengers
[lohd-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈloʊdˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/ noun 1. an aircrew member responsible for the and stowage of cargo aboard an aircraft.
noun, Computers. 1. a program or combination of programs in a form ready to be loaded into main storage and executed: generally the output from a linkage editor.