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Plimsoll mark

noun

Definition of PLIMSOLL MARK

:  a load line or a set of load-line markings on an oceangoing cargo ship —called also Plimsoll line

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Origin of PLIMSOLL MARK

Samuel Plimsoll †1898 English shipping reformer
First Known Use: 1884

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