Definition of "plimsoll" []

  • (noun) Chiefly British A rubber-soled cloth shoe; a sneaker.

Use "plimsoll" in a sentence

  • "In the same way that the plimsoll line reflected the point at which a boat could sit comfortably in the water without effectively flooding, the line on the plimsoll illustrated the point at which the canvas would get wet if the foot was immersed."
  • "Instead, let's run through the fashion highlights, which go something like this: During the 1800s, plimsolls were developed by the Liverpool Rubber company in the form of canvas shoes with a rubber sole and a line resembling the plimsoll line on a boat."
  • "They seek to heap more and more on a ship that is already dangerously below the plimsoll."

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