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sheer plan

noun, Naval Architecture
a diagrammatic fore-and-aft elevation of the hull of a vessel, showing bow and buttock lines, stations, water lines, diagonals, decks, bulwarks, etc.
Also called profile plan.
Origin of sheer plan
1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A vertical and longitudinal view of a vessel, synonymous with sheer-draught and sheer-plan.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth

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