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Plimsoll linenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈplɪm.sɒlˌlaɪn/  us   /ˈplɪm.sɑːlˌlaɪn/ (also Plimsoll mark)
a ​linepainted on the ​outside of a ​ship that ​shows how ​deep it is ​legallyallowed to go down into the ​water when it is ​full
(Definition of Plimsoll line from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Plimsoll linenoun [C]

uk   us   (also Plimsoll mark)
MEASURES, TRANSPORT →  load line
(Definition of Plimsoll line from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) (船)载重线标志,干舷标志…
in Chinese (Traditional) (船)載重吃水線,幹舷標誌…
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