load waterline

load waterline
The line on the lines plan of a ship, representing the intersection of the ship's form with the plane of the water surface when the ship is floating at the summer freeboard draft or at the designed draft. Also called marks

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  • load waterline — noun see load line 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • load line — noun waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded • Syn: ↑Plimsoll line, ↑Plimsoll mark, ↑Plimsoll • Hypernyms: ↑waterline, ↑water line, ↑water level * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • waterline — The line of the water s edge when the ship is afloat. Also see load waterline …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • load water plane — noun : the horizontal plane of a ship at the load waterline abbr. LWP …   Useful english dictionary

  • Waterline — refers to an imaginary line marking the level at which ship or boat floats in the water. To an observer on the ship the water appears to rise or fall against the hull . Temperature also affects the level because warm water provides less buoyancy …   Wikipedia

  • waterline — noun a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship • Syn: ↑water line, ↑water level • Hypernyms: ↑line • Hyponyms: ↑load line, ↑Plimsoll line, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • International Load Line — noun a mark on the hull of a merchant ship to show the waterline under specified conditions. The line shows the maximum capacity load the ship may carry. Syn: Plimsoll mark …   Wiktionary

  • LWL — Load Waterline (Governmental » Transportation) **** Low Water Level (Academic & Science » Ocean Science) **** Low Water Level (Academic & Science » Meteorology) * Light Weight Launcher (Governmental » Military) * Live With Leadership… …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • ship — shipless, adj. shiplessly, adv. /ship/, n., v., shipped, shipping. n. 1. a vessel, esp. a large oceangoing one propelled by sails or engines. 2. Naut. a. a sailing vessel square rigged on all of three or more masts, having jibs, staysails, and a… …   Universalium

  • Hull (watercraft) — Half hull of the 46 gun ship of the line Tigre, build from 1724 in Toulon after plans by Blaise Coulomb A hull is the watertight body of a ship or boat. Above the hull is the superstructure and/or deckhouse, where present. The line where the hull …   Wikipedia

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