water line


water line
wa′ter line` or wa′ter•line`
n.
1) naut. the part of the outside of a ship's hull that is just at the water level
2) naut. any of a series of lines on the hull plans of a vessel representing the level to which it is immersed or the bottom of the keel
3) naut. the line in which water at its surface borders upon a floating body
4) naut. navig.
water level 2)
5) naut.
Also called watermark a line indicating the former level of water.
Etymology: 1615–25

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Water line — Wa ter line 1. (Shipbuilding) Any one of certain lines of a vessel, model, or plan, parallel with the surface of the water at various heights from the keel. [1913 Webster] Note: In a half breadth plan, the water lines are outward curves showing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water line — Line Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water line — noun 1. a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑waterline, ↑water level • Hypernyms: ↑line • Hyponyms: ↑load line, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • water line — 1. Naut. the part of the outside of a ship s hull that is just at the water level. 2. Naval Archit. 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. Cf. load… …   Universalium

  • water line — n. line indicating how high water has reached on the side of a ship; waterlevel, watermark …   English contemporary dictionary

  • water line — noun a) the outline of a horizontal section of a vessel, as when floating in the water. b) Any one of certain lines of a vessel, model, or plan, parallel with the surface of the water at various heights from the keel. In a half breadth plan, the… …   Wiktionary

  • water line — the juncture of sea and land, varying with the tide …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • water line — see waterline …   English dictionary

  • water-line — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Water-line model — Water line Wa ter line 1. (Shipbuilding) Any one of certain lines of a vessel, model, or plan, parallel with the surface of the water at various heights from the keel. [1913 Webster] Note: In a half breadth plan, the water lines are outward… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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