sheer line

sheer line

[′shir ‚līn]
(naval architecture)
The longitudinal curve of the rail or decks, which shows the variation in height above water or freeboard throughout the vessel's entire length.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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An integrated fiberglass hard top with tempered glass windshield, along with an updated classic sheer line, imparts a recognizable style to the S288.
It had an absolutely flat sheer line that drizzled into a flat transom marred by a staircase befitting a mansion, a low coachroof with all the grace of a speed hump, and a masthead rig that could only be described as 'dumpy'.
The sheer line and symmetry, not to be confused with natural architectural beauty, must at least remind Chancel of his native Paris, and the line that runs from the Grande Arche de La Defense through to the Arc De Triomphe.
Sheer line with molded spray rail is reminiscent of a traditional panga.
The signature look of a Carolina hull peeks through the twin hull design of this offering, from the broken sheer line to the curvy bow flare.
The very character of the slabs seems to alter as you proceed: From afar they are broad planes; as you approach they become massive objects (the two outer plates weigh eighty tons each; the two inner, seventy-five tons); and, finally, as you pass by them they thin to sheer lines (each is only about five and a half inches thick).
Note the sheer lines of the shower cubicle, a clever trick for making the room seem more spacious than it actually is.