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antifouling paint

noun, Nautical
paint applied to the portion of a hull below the waterline to poison or discourage marine animals and plants that would otherwise cling to it.
Origin of antifouling paint
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for antifouling paint
  • Consider using a nontoxic or other legal boat hull paint rather than a copper-based antifouling paint.
  • Paint description-antifouling paint shall be a modified epoxy for use on steel hull.
  • Copper antifouling paint pesticides and method developments for pyrethroids.
  • The chemicals and metals in antifouling paint can limit bottom growth.
  • If possible, switch to long-lasting and low-toxicity or non-toxic antifouling paint.
  • antifouling paint used on boat hulls contains cop-per.
  • Copper emissions from antifouling paint on recreational vessels.
  • As the depleted film is removed, fresh antifouling paint is exposed.

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