surmark

noun
sur·​mark
variants: or sirmark \ ˈsərˌmärk \

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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History and Etymology for surmark

surmark from sur- + mark; sirmark probably alteration (influenced by sir entry 1) of surmark

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