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[free-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈfriˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/


Civil Engineering. the height of the watertight portion of a building or other construction above a given level of water in a river, lake, etc.
the space or distance between the deck of a vessel and the waterline


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