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WATERLINE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does waterline mean? 

WATERLINE (noun)
  The noun WATERLINE has 1 sense:

1. a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship

  Familiarity information: WATERLINE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WATERLINE (noun)


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Meaning:

A line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

water line; waterline; water level

Hypernyms ("waterline" is a kind of...):

line (a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "waterline"):

load line; Plimsoll; Plimsoll line; Plimsoll mark (waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded)


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