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water line

Nautical. the part of the outside of a ship's hull that is just at the water level.
Naval Architecture. any of a series of lines on the hull plans of a vessel representing the level to which the vessel is immersed or the bottom of the keel.
the line in which water at its surface borders upon a floating body.
water level (def 2).
Also called watermark. a line indicating the former level or passage of water:
A water line all around the cellar served as a reminder of the flood.
a pipe, hose, tube, or other line for conveying water.
Also, waterline.
1615-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for water line
  • The single wooden water line from a mountainside spring supplied the buildings with water.
  • We also had him run a water line for our fancy new fridge.
  • These included mines moored below the low-water line, beach mines and hundreds of obstacles.
  • To install pump, tanks, tank modifications and water line connections per specification.
  • The mailer suggests that the recipient is required to pay an additional fee for the maintenance and repair of their water line.
  • Eliminate six-inch water line attachment and four-inch plastic gas line attachment.
  • Relocate power cables and water line in belt heading and rehang slack.
  • The water line provides clean, safe water for domestic use.
British Dictionary definitions for water line

water line

a line marked at the level around a vessel's hull to which the vessel will be immersed when afloat
a line marking the level reached by a body of water
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