design waterline

design waterline

[di¦zīn ′wȯd·ər‚līn]
(naval architecture)
The waterline on a ship when it is floating freely at rest in still water in its normally loaded condition. Abbreviated DWL.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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