Definition of hairline in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛːlʌɪn/


1The edge of a person’s hair, especially on the forehead.
Example sentences
  • Receding hairlines and the arrival of the bald patch are feared by men around the globe.
  • Defined fringes with asymmetry and sculptured hairlines at the nape and sides finish the looks, while tonal colour featured in the collection emphasizes form and texture, enhancing a brilliant shine.
  • Another interesting medieval tradition: women at the time would pluck their hairlines in order to attain higher foreheads, which were considered more attractive at the time.
2 [as modifier] Very thin or fine: a hairline fracture a hairline crack
More example sentences
  • It was confirmed last night that he had suffered one hairline fracture.
  • The pessimist in me thinks that this is a hairline fracture.
  • The rock is as smooth as a windowpane and split by a single hairline fracture.

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