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sight line Line breaks: sight line

Definition of sight line in English:


A hypothetical line from someone’s eye to what is seen (used especially with reference to good or bad visibility): the authorities require good sight lines at road junctions
More example sentences
  • As we reached an overpass, we got a clear sight line of the burning North Tower.
  • A ribbon of windows along the north facade provides a sight line to the adjacent pond.
  • Even beyond Lorette, that system isn't exactly flawless, Kowalchuk noted, because there isn't a clear sight line of the city.

Words that rhyme with sight line

lifeline • pipeline • hotline

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