Plimsoll mark definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a set of lines on the hull of a merchant ship that suggest the depth that it may possibly be lawfully loaded under specified circumstances. Also known as load line, Plimsoll line.
    • correctly the Global load-line, a mark regarding hull of a merchant ship to demonstrate the waterline under specified circumstances. The range shows the maximum ability load the ship may carry.
    • waterlines to exhibit the amount water should attain when the ship is correctly packed

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