• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Mould-loft a large room in a shipbuilding yard in which the several parts of a ship's hull are laid off to full size from the construction drawings
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. moule—L. modulus, a measure.


In literature:

His favourite dining-place was up in the loft over the carpenter's shop, where they stored the mouldings and architraves.
"The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" by Robert Tressell
Long slips of fir used for setting fair the sheer lines of a ship, or drawing the lines by in the moulding loft, and setting off distances.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The mould loft is a very large room, with a spacious floor and plenty of light.
"Harper's Round Table, September 17, 1895" by Various
Perhaps the most important part of a shipyard is the mould loft, a large apartment on the floor of which the ship is drawn out full size.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin