plimsoll

noun
plim·​soll | \ ˈplim(p)-səl How to pronounce plimsoll (audio) , ˈplim-ˌsȯl How to pronounce plimsoll (audio) \

Definition of plimsoll

British

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Recent Examples on the Web Papery fabrics and knot fastenings harked back to ER gowns, with white plimsolls throughout confirming the on-the-ward aesthetic. Alice Tate, Marie Claire, "MC Does London Fashion Week, Day 4," 20 Feb. 2013

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First Known Use of plimsoll

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plimsoll

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

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The first known use of plimsoll was in 1885

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plimsoll

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English Language Learners Definition of plimsoll

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

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