load displacement

the weight, in long tons, of a cargo vessel loaded so that the summer load line touches the surface of the water.
[1880-85]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • load-line mark — /lohd luyn /, Naut. any of various marks by which the allowable loading and the load line at load displacement are established for a merchant vessel; a load line. Also called Plimsoll mark. * * * …   Universalium

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