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Plimsoll line

[plim-suh l, -sohl] /ˈplɪm səl, -soʊl/
noun, Nautical
1.
load line (def 1).
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; see Plimsoll mark
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Plimsoll line

/ˈplɪmsəl/
noun
1.
another name for load line
Word Origin
C19: named after Samuel Plimsoll (1824–98), MP, who advocated its adoption
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