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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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