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sheer' plan"

Naval Archit.
a diagrammatic fore-and-aft elevation of the hull of a vessel, showing bow and buttock lines, stations, water lines, diagonals, decks, bulwarks, etc. Also called profile plan. Cf. body plan, half-breadth plan.

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