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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Plimsoll mark: TF tropical freshwater mark; F freshwater mark; T tropical load line; S summer load line; W winter load line; WNA winter load line, North Atlantic

First Known Use of Plimsoll mark

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Plimsoll mark

Samuel Plimsoll †1898 English shipping reformer

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“Plimsoll mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Plimsoll%20mark. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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