load line

noun

Definition of load line

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

First Known Use of load line

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Load line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/load%20line. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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