Definition of waterline in English:

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waterline

Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːtəlʌɪn/

noun

1The level normally reached by the water on the side of a ship.
Example sentences
  • Once in their midst, passengers standing one deck above the waterline looked directly down as the dolphins played in the bow wave, while a few yards away others rolled on their sides and even breached.
1.1The level reached by the sea or a river visible as a line on a rock face, beach, or riverbank: he was coming back along the waterline with the dog trotting at his heels
More example sentences
  • After checking another cage Greg pointed with his paddle to a dry waterline eight feet up one of the stumps.
  • We start in the library, the waterline there only a couple of feet high in a city where some houses were up their eaves in water.
  • The river, still carrying debris from recent rains, has dropped eight feet; I can see the old waterline on the trees.
1.2Any of various structural lines of a ship, parallel with the surface of the water, representing the contour of the hull at various heights above the keel.
2A linear watermark in paper.
3The rim of the upper or lower eyelid between the lashes and the eye itself (especially with reference to the application of eye make-up): line the waterline with the black eyeliner
More example sentences
  • To make your eyes look bigger, use a peach pencil on your waterline.
  • Trace a V-shape at the inner corner of your eye, continuing the line beneath your waterline along your lower lashline.
  • Run a flesh-tone eyeliner along your lower waterline.

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