water line


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water line

or wa·ter·line (wô′tər-līn′, wŏt′ər-)
n.
1.
a. The line on the hull of a ship to which the surface of the water rises.
b. Any of several lines parallel to this line, marked on the hull of a ship, and indicating the depth to which the ship sinks under various loads.
2. A line or stain, as one left on a seawall, indicating the height to which water has risen or may rise; a watermark.
3. waterline The edge of the eyelid between the eyelashes and the eyeball: apply eyeliner to your waterline.

water line

n
1. (Nautical Terms) a line marked at the level around a vessel's hull to which the vessel will be immersed when afloat
2. a line marking the level reached by a body of water

wa′ter line`

or wa′ter•line`,


n.
1. the part of the outside of a ship's hull that is just at the water level.
2. any of a series of lines on the hull plans of a vessel representing the level to which it is immersed or the bottom of the keel.
3. the line in which water at its surface borders upon a floating body.
5. Also called watermark. a line indicating the former level of water.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water line - a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keelwater line - 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
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
load line, Plimsoll, Plimsoll line, Plimsoll mark - waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded
2.water line - a line marking the level reached by a body of waterwater line - a line marking the level reached by a body of water
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
high-water mark - a line marking the highest level reached
low-water mark - a line marking the lowest level reached
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He said the water line in the area was laid in late 1970s and needed to be replaced due to age.
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