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waterline

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noun wa·ter·line \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌlīn, ˈwä-\

Simple Definition of waterline

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

  • : a horizontal mark on a wall or other surface that was made by water during a flood and that shows how high the water was

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of waterline

  1. :  a line that marks the level of the surface of water on something: as a (1) :  the point on the hull of a ship or boat to which the water rises (2) :  a line marked on the outside of a ship that corresponds with the water's surface when the ship is afloat on an even keel under specified conditions of loading b :  shoreline 1

Examples of waterline in a sentence

  1. We repaired the hull below the waterline.



Circa 1625

First Known Use of waterline

circa 1625



WATERLINE Defined for Kids

waterline

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noun wa·ter·line \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌlīn, ˈwä-\

Definition of waterline for Students

  1. :  any of several lines marked on the outside of a ship that match the surface of the water when the ship floats evenly




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