Definition of hull down 

of a ship

: at such a distance that only the superstructure is visible

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Trump’s support was on display on a recent morning shift as giant overhead cranes transported the solid steel hulls down a line manned by dozens of workers. David S. Cloud,, "Fat Pentagon budget brings jobs to struggling Ohio tank factory — and a political payoff for Trump," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of hull down

1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hull down was in 1775

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