load line

noun

: the line on a ship indicating the depth to which it sinks in the water when properly loaded see plimsoll mark illustration

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of load line was circa 1859

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“Load line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/load%20line. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

load line

noun
: a line on a ship showing the depth to which it sinks in the water when properly loaded
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