Plimsoll line
noun see Plimsoll mark

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Plimsoll line — also Plimsoll mark n BrE [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Samuel Plimsoll (1824 98), British politician] a line painted on the outside of a ship, showing how low in the water it can safely be when it is loaded …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Plimsoll line — UK US noun [C] (also Plimsoll mark) ► MEASURES, TRANSPORT LOAD LINE(Cf. ↑load line) …   Financial and business terms

  • Plimsoll line — ► NOUN ▪ a marking on a ship s side showing the limit of legal submersion when loaded with cargo. ORIGIN named after the English politician Samuel Plimsoll, responsible for the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876 …   English terms dictionary

  • Plimsoll Line —    Samuel Plimsoll (1824 1898) was born in Bristol, England. He started out as a brewery clerk, became a manager, and then became a coal dealer. Elected to Parliament (1868) from Derby, Plimsoll cast about for a cause that could inspire him and… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Plimsoll line — n. (also Plimsoll mark) a marking on a ship s side showing the limit of legal submersion under various conditions. Etymology: S. Plimsoll, Engl. politician d. 1898, promoter of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876 * * * ˈPlimsoll line 7 [Plimsoll… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plimsoll line — /plim seuhl, sohl/, Naut. See load line (def. 1). [1890 95; see PLIMSOLL MARK] * * * ▪ international reference line also called  Plimsoll mark , official name  international load line        internationally agreed upon reference line marking the… …   Universalium

  • Plimsoll line — noun properly the International Load Line, a mark on the hull of a merchant ship to show the waterline under specified conditions. The line shows the maximum capacity load the ship may carry. See Also: Plimsoll mark, plimsoll …   Wiktionary

  • Plimsoll line — /ˈplɪmsəl laɪn / (say plimsuhl luyn) noun a line or mark required to be placed on the hull of all British merchant vessels, showing the depth to which they may be submerged through loading. Also, Plimsoll mark. {named after Samuel Plimsoll} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Plimsoll line — (also Plimsoll mark) noun a marking on a ship s side showing the limit of legal submersion when loaded with cargo under various sea conditions. Origin named after the English politician Samuel Plimsoll, responsible for the Merchant Shipping Act… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Plimsoll line — also Plimsoll mark noun (C) a line painted on the outside of a ship, showing the depth to which it can safely be allowed to float in the water when it is loaded …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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