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Water line Wa"ter line` 1. (Shipbuilding) Any one of certain lines of a vessel, model, or plan, parallel with the surface of the water at various heights from the keel. [1913 Webster]

Note: In a half-breadth plan, the water lines are outward curves showing the horizontal form of the ship at their several heights; in a sheer plan, they are projected as straight horizontal lines. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) Any one of several lines marked upon the outside of a vessel, corresponding with the surface of the water when she is afloat on an even keel. The lowest line indicates the vessel's proper submergence when not loaded, and is called the {light water line}; the highest, called the {load water line}, indicates her proper submergence when loaded. [1913 Webster]

{Water-line model} (Shipbuilding), a model of a vessel formed of boards which are shaped according to the water lines as shown in the plans and laid upon each other to form a solid model. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Load water line — Load Load (l[=o]d), n. [OE. lode load, way; properly the same word as lode, but confused with lade, load, v. See {Lade}, {Lead}, v., {Lode}.] 1. A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • load-water-line — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Water line — Wa ter line 1. (Shipbuilding) Any one of certain lines of a vessel, model, or plan, parallel with the surface of the water at various heights from the keel. [1913 Webster] Note: In a half breadth plan, the water lines are outward curves showing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water-line model — Water line Wa ter line 1. (Shipbuilding) Any one of certain lines of a vessel, model, or plan, parallel with the surface of the water at various heights from the keel. [1913 Webster] Note: In a half breadth plan, the water lines are outward… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water line — noun 1. a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑waterline, ↑water level • Hypernyms: ↑line • Hyponyms: ↑load line, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • water line — 1. Naut. the part of the outside of a ship s hull that is just at the water level. 2. Naval Archit. any of a series of lines on the hull plans of a vessel representing the level to which the vessel is immersed or the bottom of the keel. Cf. load… …   Universalium

  • light water line — Water line Wa ter line 1. (Shipbuilding) Any one of certain lines of a vessel, model, or plan, parallel with the surface of the water at various heights from the keel. [1913 Webster] Note: In a half breadth plan, the water lines are outward… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Load line — Load Load (l[=o]d), n. [OE. lode load, way; properly the same word as lode, but confused with lade, load, v. See {Lade}, {Lead}, v., {Lode}.] 1. A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Load — (l[=o]d), n. [OE. lode load, way; properly the same word as lode, but confused with lade, load, v. See {Lade}, {Lead}, v., {Lode}.] 1. A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained; a weight;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Line of flotation — Flotation Flo*ta tion, n. [Cf. F. flottation a floating, flottaison water line, fr. flotter to float. See {Flotilla}.] 1. The act, process, or state of floating. [1913 Webster] 2. The science of floating bodies. [1913 Webster] 3. (Com. & Finance) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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