Definition of surmark
1 : a mark made on the molds of a ship when building to show where the frames should be beveled
2 : a cleat temporarily placed on the side of a ship on the ways or in a ship dock to support the ribband against which the shores rest
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Origin and Etymology of surmark
surmark from sur- + mark; sirmark probably alteration (influenced by 1sir) of surmark
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