Plimsoll mark

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Plim·soll mark

 (plĭm′səl, -sôl′)
Any of a set of lines on the hull of a merchant ship that indicate the depth to which it may be legally loaded under specified conditions. Also called load line, Plimsoll line.

[After Samuel Plimsoll (1824-1898), British merchant and shipping reformer.]

Plim′soll mark`

a load line painted on the side of a cargo ship.
[1880–85; after Samuel Plimsoll (1824–98), English member of Parliament who brought about its adoption]
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Noun1.Plimsoll mark - 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
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One was James Hall, who originally proposed the Plimsoll Mark, who was a Newcastle shipowner whose cause Plimsoll took up.