Definition of Plimsoll mark

1. Noun. Waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded.

Exact synonyms: Load Line, Plimsoll, Plimsoll Line
Generic synonyms: Water Level, Water Line, Waterline



Definition of Plimsoll mark

1. Noun. (nautical) 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. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plimsoll Mark

Pleuronectes
Pleuronectes platessa
Pleuronectidae
Pleurosorus
Pleurotus
Pleurotus ostreatus
Pleurotus phosphoreus
Pleven
Plevna
Plexiglas
Plicatoperipatus
Plicatoperipatus jamaicensis
Plimmer's bodies
Plimsoll line
Plimsoll mark
Plimsoll marks
Plinian
Plinian eruption
Plinko
Pliny
Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Younger
Pliocene
Pliocene epoch
Plip
Plips
Ploceidae
Ploceus
Ploceus philippinus

Literary usage of Plimsoll mark

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1. Modern Seamanship by Austin Melvin Knight (1921)
"plimsoll mark. The plimsoll mark is the mark painted on the sides of a ship at the middle ... Explanation of Symbols on the plimsoll mark. FW = Fresh Water. ..."

2. Modern Seamanship by Austin Melvin Knight (1910)
"plimsoll mark. The plimsoll mark is the mark painted on the sides of a ship at the middle ... Explanation of Symbols on the plimsoll mark. FW = Fresh Water. ..."

3. Discoveries in Every-day Europe: Vagrant Notes of a Rapid Journey by Don Carlos Seitz (1907)
"Beer mugs in Germany have a sort of plimsoll mark cut in the side, so you can tell when one is legally loaded. When you get your half-litre for two cents ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1897)
"The result was "The Merchant-Shipping Act of 1876," making the plimsoll mark compulsory on all British sea-going vessels, and requiring its position to be ..."

5. Joint Report with Comprehensive Plan and Recommendations by William Russell Willcox (1920)
"plimsoll mark — Through the efforts of Samuel Plimsoll some fifty years ago Parliamentary action was taken, as a matter of protection to sailors to prevent ..."

6. Two Thousand Questions and Answers about the War: A Catechism of the Methods by The Review of reviews (1918)
"A.—Some shipping experts assert that by deck loading, and the permission given to load ships down to the "Indian Summer" plimsoll mark, no less than 500000 ..."

7. Modern Seamanship by Austin Melvin Knight (1921)
"plimsoll mark. The plimsoll mark is the mark painted on the sides of a ship at the middle ... Explanation of Symbols on the plimsoll mark. FW = Fresh Water. ..."

8. Modern Seamanship by Austin Melvin Knight (1910)
"plimsoll mark. The plimsoll mark is the mark painted on the sides of a ship at the middle ... Explanation of Symbols on the plimsoll mark. FW = Fresh Water. ..."

9. Discoveries in Every-day Europe: Vagrant Notes of a Rapid Journey by Don Carlos Seitz (1907)
"Beer mugs in Germany have a sort of plimsoll mark cut in the side, so you can tell when one is legally loaded. When you get your half-litre for two cents ..."

10. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1897)
"The result was "The Merchant-Shipping Act of 1876," making the plimsoll mark compulsory on all British sea-going vessels, and requiring its position to be ..."

11. Joint Report with Comprehensive Plan and Recommendations by William Russell Willcox (1920)
"plimsoll mark — Through the efforts of Samuel Plimsoll some fifty years ago Parliamentary action was taken, as a matter of protection to sailors to prevent ..."

12. Two Thousand Questions and Answers about the War: A Catechism of the Methods by The Review of reviews (1918)
"A.—Some shipping experts assert that by deck loading, and the permission given to load ships down to the "Indian Summer" plimsoll mark, no less than 500000 ..."

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