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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He devised the Plimsoll Line, a regulation for the weight ships might safely carry.
The pubs taking part are: The Isaac Wilson in Wilson Street, The Swatter's Carr in Linthorpe Road and Lloyds close to Middlesbrough bus station; The Thomas Sheraton in Bridge Road, Stockton and The Highland Laddie in High Street, Norton; as well as the Ironstone Miner in Westgate, Guisborough, The Half Moon Inn, Billingham, and The Plimsoll Line in High Street East, Redcar.
Two years on, the brute is said to have got his revenge during a chance encounter at the Plimsoll Line pub in Redcar, Yorkshire, last month.
For example, Pullman cars and Gatling guns are still 'trade-marked' with a capital letter, unlike the plimsoll line (Samuel Plimsoll, 1824-1898), shrapnel (British General Henry Shrapnel, 1761-1842, invented the shell) and the biro (invented by Hungarian Laszlo Jozsef Biro, 1899-1985).
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.
Organized calls for legal reform of maritime law came to a head under the leadership of Samuel Plimsoll, for whom the Plimsoll line is named.
Others on show included the four-year old Tactician, Set To Music and Plimsoll Line.
The vigour by which the US authorities pursue the Wikileaks founder clearly shows, that even the most powerful nation on earth hasn't got a clue when it comes to drawing the Plimsoll Line on the hull of classified information.
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.
Readers will already have spotted the holes that lie below the Plimsoll line of the good ship Urban Capacity.