[plim-suh l, -sohl] /ˈplɪm səl, -soʊl/
a canvas shoe with a rubber sole; gym shoe; sneaker.
(Brit) a light rubber-soled canvas shoe worn for various sports Also called gym shoe, sandshoe
“mark on the hull of a British ship showing how deeply she may be loaded,” 1881, from Samuel Plimsoll (1824-1898), M.P. for Derby and advocate of shipping reforms (which were embodied in the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876). Sense extended 1907 to “rubber-soled canvas shoe” (equivalent of American English sneakers) because the band around the shoes that holds the two parts together reminded people of a ship’s Plimsoll line; sense perhaps reinforced by sound association with sole (which sometimes influenced the spelling to plimsole). The name is of Huguenot origin.
communications Nearly synchronised, a term describing a communication system where transmitted signals have the same nominal digital rate but are synchronised on different clocks. According to ITU-T standards, corresponding signals are plesiochronous if their significant instants occur at nominally the same rate, with any variation in rate being constrained within specified limits. [Pronunciation? /ples’ee-oh-kroh’nus/?] (1995-03-02)
noun a fullness; abundance, plenty Word Origin Greek ‘that which fills’
[pleer-oh-sur-koid] /ˌplɪər oʊˈsɜr kɔɪd/ noun, Zoology. 1. the wormlike larval stage of some tapeworms, intermediate between the first parasitic larval stage and adult. plerocercoid ple·ro·cer·coid (plēr’ō-sûr’koid’) n. The infective larva of some tapeworms, characterized by its solid elongated body.
/ˈplɪərɪən/ noun 1. a filled-centre supernova remnant in which radiation is emitted by the centre as well as the shell