Definition of “waterline” - English Dictionary

“waterline” in English

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waterlinenoun [ S ]

uk /ˈwɔː.tə.laɪn/ us /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ.laɪn/ specialized

waterline noun [ S ] (LEVEL)

the waterline

the level that the water reaches on the side of a ship:

The ship had to be repaired below the waterline.

the level that the water in a sea, river, lake, etc. reaches on the land:

They plant tall grasses at the waterline.

waterline noun [ S ] (SUPPLY)

US a water supply or a pipe carrying water:

Construction of a waterline for the new school has ruined part of a prehistoric site.
They ran a waterline from the lake.

(Definition of “waterline” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)