the area between the water lines of a ship when fully loaded and when unloaded.
a distinctive band of paint covering this area.
the part of a ship’s hull that is between the load line and the water line when the ship is not loaded
a coating applied to this part of a ship to remove marine growth
a device of wood, metal, or plastic, inserted in a boot or shoe when it is not being worn, to preserve the shape. Historical Examples The Foolish Almanak Anonymous Five Children and It E. Nesbit Poppy Cynthia Stockley noun a shoetree for a boot, often having supports to stretch the leg of the boot a […]
a covering of leather, rubber, or the like, for the foot and all or part of the leg. Chiefly British. any shoe or outer foot covering reaching to the ankle. an overshoe, especially one of rubber or other waterproof material. an instrument of torture for the leg, consisting of a kind of vise extending from […]
boot virus An MS-DOS virus that infects the boot record program on hard disks and floppy disks or the master boot record on hard disks. The virus gets loaded into memory before MS-DOS and takes control of the computer, infecting any floppy disks subsequently accessed. An infected boot disk may stop the computer starting up […]