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boottopping

[boot-top-ing] /ˈbutˌtɒp ɪŋ/
noun, Nautical
1.
the area between the water lines of a ship when fully loaded and when unloaded.
2.
a distinctive band of paint covering this area.
Also called boottop
[boot-top] /ˈbutˌtɒp/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; boot1 + topping
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British Dictionary definitions for boot topping

boot topping

noun (nautical)
1.
the part of a ship's hull that is between the load line and the water line when the ship is not loaded
2.
a coating applied to this part of a ship to remove marine growth
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