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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Occasionally one sees Nicholas Soames on the racecourse, a man of hugely jolly disposition and even huger displacement, who probably has Plimsoll lines tattooed on his midriff.
It was such interfering meddlers and nuisances who demanded that Plimsoll Lines be adopted by shipping companies to prevent greedy owners from overloading their vessels and endangering the lives of their crews and it was such pests and nosy parkers with the nanny state mentality who ensured that all children received a proper education with the passing of the Education Act of 1870.
Ship builders paint Plimsoll lines on ship hulls to show when the load is too great.