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noun, Nautical.
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


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