boottopping

boottopping
/booht"top'ing/, n. Naut.
1. the area between the water lines of a ship when fully loaded and when unloaded.
2. a distinctive band of paint covering this area. Also called boottop /booht"top'/.
[1760-70; BOOT1 + TOPPING]

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  • Boottopping — Boot top ping, n. 1. (Naut.) The act or process of daubing a vessel s bottom near the surface of the water with a mixture of tallow, sulphur, and resin, as a temporary protection against worms, after the slime, shells, etc., have been scraped off …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boottopping — /booht top ing/, n. Naut. 1. the area between the water lines of a ship when fully loaded and when unloaded. 2. a distinctive band of paint covering this area. Also called boottop /booht top /. [1760 70; BOOT1 + TOPPING] …   Useful english dictionary

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