hull down

adverb or adjective

of a ship
: at such a distance that only the superstructure is visible

Word History

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hull down was in 1775

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Cite this Entry

“Hull down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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