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.
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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 vessels will also have a topside sheer line with a small convex curvature.
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.
Providing superior security, SmartKey deadbolts eliminate the typical sheer line, pin and tumbler mechanisms in its design, removing the most vulnerable points in residential locks.
This innovation eliminates the typical sheer line, pins and tumbler mechanisms in its design, removing the most vulnerable points within lock design.
This affordable lock eliminates the typical sheer line, pins and tumbler mechanisms in its design, removing the most vulnerable points in residential locks.
SmartKey eliminates the typical sheer line, pins and tumbler mechanisms found in traditional lock designs.
Note the sheer lines of the shower cubicle, a clever trick for making the room seem more spacious than it actually is.
By the 18th century the straight sheer lines of Empire line dresses meant pockets had to come from beneath the clothes and were instead attached to a sting and carried from the hand -thus the reticule was born.