Definition of plimsoll noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

plimsoll

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BrE BrE//ˈplɪmsəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈplɪmsəl//
 
(also pump)(both British English)(also gym shoe British English, North American English) Footwear
 
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a light simple sports shoe made of canvas (= strong cotton cloth) with a rubber sole a pair of plimsolls See related entries: Footwear Word Origin late 19th cent.: probably from the resemblance of the side of the sole to a Plimsoll line.

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