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plimsoll

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noun plim·soll \ˈplim(p)-səl, ˈplim-ˌsȯl\

Simple Definition of plimsoll

  • : a light sports shoe that is made of strong cloth and has a rubber bottom

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of plimsoll

British

  1. :  sneaker 2

Origin and Etymology of plimsoll

probably from the supposed resemblance of the upper edge of the shoe's mudguard to the Plimsoll mark on a ship


First Known Use: 1907


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