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Plimsoll (n.)

"mark on the hull of a British ship showing how deeply she may be loaded," 1881, from Samuel Plimsoll (1824-1898), M.P. for Derby and advocate of shipping reforms (which were embodied in the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876). Sense extended 1907 to "rubber-soled canvas shoe" (equivalent of American English sneakers) because the band around the shoes that holds the two parts together reminded people of a ship's Plimsoll line; sense perhaps reinforced by sound association with sole (which sometimes influenced the spelling to plimsole). The name is of Huguenot origin.

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Definitions of Plimsoll from WordNet
1
plimsoll (n.)
a light gym shoe with a rubber sole and a canvas top;
2
Plimsoll (n.)
waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded;
Synonyms: load line / Plimsoll line / Plimsoll mark
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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