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Plimsoll line

  

      n      another name for       load line  
     (C19: named after Samuel Plimsoll (1824--98), MP, who advocated its adoption)  
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plimsoll   , plimsole  
      n     (Brit)   a light rubber-soled canvas shoe worn for various sports,   (Also called)    gym shoe, sandshoe  
     (C20: so called because of the resemblance of the rubber sole to a Plimsoll line)  


Plimsoll line  
      n      another name for       load line  
     (C19: named after Samuel Plimsoll (1824--98), MP, who advocated its adoption)  

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See also:

plimsole, pistol, plio-

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adv.
in a line, continuously, in quick succession
n.
line used to secure a sail when stowing it to the yard or boom, or any line used to lash items on a ship
[Naut.]
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