the waterline


: the level that water reaches on the side of a ship
We repaired the hull below the waterline.

Examples of the waterline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The issues can cause a loss of pressure in the waterline or allow contaminants to enter the water. David Faris, Newsweek, 10 July 2024 California Two people stabbed, another assaulted in unprovoked attack in Santa Monica May 21, 2024 Garnett stopped his attack only to race to the waterline after spotting a pair of seniors, police say. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2024 Bridges between Montreal and Quebec City block vessels with air draft – the distance from the waterline to the highest point on a ship – over 49 meters (or about 161 feet) from berthing at its facilities in Old Montreal. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 25 June 2024 According to police, Carman was thought to have disabled his boat before leaving the marina by removing two bulkheads and the trim tabs from the stern, leaving holes below the waterline. From Staff Reports, Hartford Courant, 17 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for the waterline 

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“The waterline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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