waterline
noun Date: circa 1625 a line that marks the level of the surface of water on something: as a. (1) the point on the hull of a ship or boat to which the water rises (2) a line marked on the outside of a ship that corresponds with the water's surface when the ship is afloat on an even keel under specified conditions of loading b. shoreline 1

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  • waterline — wa|ter|line [ˈwo:təlaın US ˈwo:tər , ˈwa: ] n 1.) the waterline the level that water reaches on the side of a ship etc ▪ Two torpedoes struck below the waterline. 2.) [singular] the edge of a large area of water, especially the sea, where it… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • waterline — [[t]wɔ͟ːtə(r)laɪn[/t]] waterlines also water line N COUNT: usu sing The waterline is a line, either real or imaginary, on the side of a ship representing the level the water reaches when the ship is at sea. Ray painted below the waterline with a… …   English dictionary

  • waterline — UK [ˈwɔːtə(r)ˌlaɪn] / US [ˈwɔtərˌlaɪn] noun [countable] Word forms waterline : singular waterline plural waterlines the highest point where water touches the side of a boat …   English dictionary

  • waterline — noun a) the line formed by the surface of the water on the hull of a ship when she is afloat; any of a series of short lines marked on the hull to show where the waterline would be under different loadings b) a line showing where the water has… …   Wiktionary

  • waterline — noun the waterline the level that water reaches on the side of a ship …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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