Plimsoll's mark
Plimsoll's mark Plim"soll's mark` (Naut.) A mark conspicuously painted on the port side of all British sea-going merchant vessels, to indicate the limit of submergence allowed by law; -- so called from Samuel Plimsoll, by whose efforts the act of Parliament to prevent overloading was procured. [1913 Webster]

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