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water lineor wa·ter·line (wô′tər-līn′, wŏt′ər-)
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.
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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
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Line where a boat’s hull meets the surface of the water.
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|Noun||1.||waterline - 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
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