Boottopping
Boottopping Boot"top`ping, n. 1. (Naut.) The act or process of daubing a vessel's bottom near the surface of the water with a mixture of tallow, sulphur, and resin, as a temporary protection against worms, after the slime, shells, etc., have been scraped off. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) Sheathing a vessel with planking over felt. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • boottopping — /booht top ing/, n. Naut. 1. the area between the water lines of a ship when fully loaded and when unloaded. 2. a distinctive band of paint covering this area. Also called boottop /booht top /. [1760 70; BOOT1 + TOPPING] * * * …   Universalium

  • boottopping — /booht top ing/, n. Naut. 1. the area between the water lines of a ship when fully loaded and when unloaded. 2. a distinctive band of paint covering this area. Also called boottop /booht top /. [1760 70; BOOT1 + TOPPING] …   Useful english dictionary

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