water line

noun
1.
Nautical. the part of the outside of a ship's hull that is just at the water level.
2.
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. Compare load line, Plimsoll line.
3.
the line in which water at its surface borders upon a floating body.
4.
water level ( def 2 ).
5.
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.
6.
a pipe, hose, tube, or other line for conveying water.
Also, waterline.


Origin:
1615–25

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

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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.
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