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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 load water line

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Load n.
 1. A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained; a weight; as, a heavy load.
 He might such a load
 To town with his ass carry.   --Gower.
 2. The quantity which can be carried or drawn in some specified way; the contents of a cart, barrow, or vessel; that which will constitute a cargo; lading.
 3. That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care. A . . . load of guilt.” --Ray. Our life's a load.”
 4. A particular measure for certain articles, being as much as may be carried at one time by the conveyance commonly used for the article measured; as, a load of wood; a load of hay; specifically, five quarters.
 5. The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
 6. Weight or violence of blows. [Obs.]
 7. Mach. The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
 Load line, or Load water line Naut., the line on the outside of a vessel indicating the depth to which it sinks in the water when loaded.
 Syn: -- Burden; lading; weight; cargo. See Burden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wa·ter line
 1. Shipbuilding Any one of certain lines of a vessel, model, or plan, parallel with the surface of the water at various heights from the keel.
 Note:In a half-breadth plan, the water lines are outward curves showing the horizontal form of the ship at their several heights; in a sheer plan, they are projected as straight horizontal lines.
 2. Naut. Any one of several lines marked upon the outside of a vessel, corresponding with the surface of the water when she is afloat on an even keel. The lowest line indicates the vessel's proper submergence when not loaded, and is called the light water line; the highest, called the load water line, indicates her proper submergence when loaded.
 Water-line model Shipbuilding, a model of a vessel formed of boards which are shaped according to the water lines as shown in the plans and laid upon each other to form a solid model.