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Definition of Plimsoll line noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


Plimsoll line

NAmE//ˈplɪmsəl ˌlaɪn//
, NAmE//ˈplɪmsoʊlˌlaɪn//
(also load line)
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a line on the side of a ship showing the highest point that the water can safely reach when the ship is loaded
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Plimsoll line