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plim·soll(plĭm′səl, -sôl′) also plim·sol or plim·sole (-sōl′)
n. Chiefly British
A rubber-soled cloth shoe; a sneaker.
[Probably from the resemblance of its mudguard to a Plimsoll mark.]
(Clothing & Fashion) Brit a light rubber-soled canvas shoe worn for various sports. Also called: gym shoe or sandshoe
[C20: so called because of the resemblance of the rubber sole to a Plimsoll line]
or plim•sol or plim•sole(ˈplɪm səl, -soʊl)
a canvas shoe with a rubber sole; gym shoe.
[1905–10; perhaps so called from fancied resemblance of the sole to a Plimsoll mark]
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|Noun||1.||Plimsoll - waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded|
|2.||plimsoll - a light gym shoe with a rubber sole and a canvas top|
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom