Plimsoll line


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Plimsoll line

(ˈplɪmsəl)
n
(Nautical Terms) another name for load line
[C19: named after Samuel Plimsoll (1824–98), MP, who advocated its adoption]
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Noun1.Plimsoll line - waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded
water line, waterline, water level - 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
Translations

Plimsoll line

, Plimsoll mark
nHöchstlademarke f

Plimsoll line

n (Naut) → linea di immersione massima
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The Plimsoll Line, High Street East, Redcar THE name of this pub recalls the pioneering efforts of Samuel Plimsoll, who lived for a while in High Street.
In the previous ten seasons 76 points would put a team comfortably above the Plimsoll Line, in fact in six of the 11 seasons it was enough for a top-four finish.
A The fly B The cat C The wolf D The sparrow QUESTION 3 - for 3 points: Where would a Plimsoll line be seen?
He devised the Plimsoll Line, a regulation for the weight ships might safely carry.
It was his campaign that led to the legal requirement for the Plimsoll line to be marked on all ships, a measure that went on to be adopted globally the first Load Line Convention, that was held right here in London.
It's great to see homegrown talents such as Joe Shaughnessy, Cammy Smith, Ryan Jack and Peter Pawlett becoming integral parts of a side that, for once, isn't struggling to peer above that top-six plimsoll line.
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Under his influence Moseley currently stand 11th in the table, 12 points above the Plimsoll Line.
I recall that my old gym master at school had his own definition of The Plimsoll Line.
The Plimsoll Line is a series of marks on the side of a vessel for the purpose of indicating that it is overloaded.
If 19th-century shipowners were so concerned about the risks they were running as to be prepared to accept the Plimsoll line to get insurance, what risk reduction measures might they have taken had there been no insurance available?