plimsoll

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noun plim·soll \ˈplim(p)-səl, ˈplim-ˌsȯl\

Origin and Etymology of plimsoll

probably from the supposed resemblance of the upper edge of the shoe's mudguard to the Plimsoll mark on a ship


First Known Use: 1907


PLIMSOLL Defined for English Language Learners

plimsoll

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noun plim·soll \ˈplim(p)-səl, ˈplim-ˌsȯl\

Definition of plimsoll for English Language Learners

  • : a light sports shoe that is made of strong cloth and has a rubber bottom


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