Definition of load line in English:

load line

Syllabification: load line

noun

  • another term for Plimsoll line.
    More example sentences
    • The dignitaries at the Stuart presentation were told that she was the first warship in the world to carry a ‘load line’ on her hull.
    • Elected to Parliament for Derby in 1868, he proposed a compulsory load line to prevent shipping accidents and obtained a royal commission on the subject in 1873.
    • Checking regulations are not uniform, and can range from checking flags and safety radios to load lines showing how deep in the water a ship may sit without being overloaded.

More definitions of load line

Definition of load line in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

Shop for an Oxford dictionary

Find the perfect Oxford dictionary for you in our online shop.
SHOP NOW ►