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line1 British & World English

A long, narrow mark or band

line2 British & World English

Cover the inside surface of (a container or garment) with a layer of different material

the end of the road British & World English

The point beyond which progress or survival cannot continue

the line in line1 British & World English

The level of the base of most letters, such as h and x, in printing and writing

line1 English Thesaurus

he drew a line through the name

line2 English Thesaurus

a cardboard box lined with a blanket

A-line British & World English

(Of a garment) slightly flared from a narrow waist or shoulders

in-line British & World English

Having parts arranged in a line

line-in British & World English

An input socket in an electrical device

line-up British & World English

A group of people or things brought together for a particular purpose, especially the members of a sports team or a group of musicians or other entertainers

line-up English Thesaurus

they saw the star-studded line-up as an opportunity to boost viewing figures

bus line British & World English

A bus route or service.

dog line British & World English

A type of fishing line, perhaps for catching dogfish (now historical).

drum line British & World English

A line used for catching drum fish, typically long and using multiple hooks and lead sinkers.

face-line British & World English

The alignment of the face of a structure, building, etc.

free line British & World English

A fishing line without weights or floats, used for fishing with the bait (often relatively large bait, sometimes live) attached directly to the hook.

gain line British & World English

An imaginary line extending across the field at the point of a scrum, ruck, play-the-ball, etc., the crossing of which by the team in possession represents progress made towards the opposition's try line.

gas line1 British & World English

Originally US. A pipeline or pipe that carries gas of any kind (as natural gas, waste gas, or fuel gas); a gas main.

gas line2 British & World English

A pipeline or pipe that carries gasoline or petrol.

hand-line British & World English

Fishing. To fish with a handline (for a particular fish).

high line British & World English

Fishing informal. The person who or boat which catches the most fish during a particular period of time; frequently as a title.

ice line British & World English

The edge of a glacier or sheet ice; the latitude or altitude above which ice (especially permanent ice) is found.

love line British & World English

A love-letter; a line written by a lover (chiefly in plural); now rare.

mass line British & World English

(In Maoist China) a system for arriving at policy decisions, based on direct and repeated consultation between leaders and the masses.

mean line British & World English

The level defined by the top of the primary lower-case letters (those without ascenders) in a given font.

milk line British & World English

Embryology. A ridge of thickened ectoderm that appears on either side of the ventral surface of a mammalian embryo, extending from the fore to the rear limb buds, on which the mammary glands form; (also) a line representing this in post-embryonic life, the line occupied by the mammary glands.

mud-line British & World English

The limit of wave action on a coastal seabed below which mud will settle permanently on the bottom.

nave-line British & World English

In square-rigged sailing vessels: a short line holding the parrel or truss of a yard to the mast or crosstrees, allowing freedom of movement for bracing.

noon-line British & World English

The line marking the hour of noon on a sundial.

null line British & World English

Mechanics and Geometry a line about which the moment of a given torque is zero.

oil line British & World English

A pipeline or tube for conveying oil.

pass line British & World English

The line between the pass court and the service court.

post line British & World English

A postal route, especially in a terrain or region in which communication is difficult.

ram-line British & World English

A thin line or cord used to mark a straight middle-line on a spar or mast, or (stretched between the bow and stern) to form the sheer of a ship.

rant line British & World English

A forum for telephone callers' opinions run by a radio station, newspaper, etc., typically involving callers leaving recorded messages on subjects which annoy them.

reef line British & World English

= reefpoint; (also more generally) a rope used in reefing a sail.

rush line British & World English

The line of rushers.

surf line British & World English

The point at which waves approaching a shore begin to break or form surf; the line of white foamy water produced by this.

tan line British & World English

A line on a person's body where darker, tanned skin meets paler skin which is not tanned, typically because it has been covered by clothing during exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, etc.

balk line British & World English

A transverse line marked on a billiard table, extending the diameter of the D to the sides of the table

bar line British & World English

A vertical line used in a musical score to mark a division between bars

blue line British & World English

Either of the two blue-coloured lines running across the ice between the centre line and the goal lines

cell line British & World English

A cell culture developed from a single cell and therefore consisting of cells with a uniform genetic make-up

dark line British & World English

An absorption line in an electromagnetic spectrum, appearing as a black line at visible wavelengths

Date Line British & World English

An imaginary North-South line through the Pacific Ocean, adopted in 1884, to the east of which the date is a day earlier than it is to the west. It lies chiefly along the meridian furthest from Greenwich (i.e. longitude 180°), with diversions to pass around some island groups

end line British & World English

The line that marks the back of the end zone

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