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color line

noun

Simple Definition of color line

  • : a set of customs or laws that does not allow black people to do the same things or be in the same places as white people

Full Definition of color line

US

  1. :  a set of customs or laws that does not allow black people to do the same things or be in the same places as white people <Jackie Robinson broke American baseball's color line in being the first black man to play professionally with white players.>

Word by Word Definitions

colorplay
  1. :  a phenomenon of light (as red, brown, pink, or gray) or visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects

    :  the aspect of the appearance of objects and light sources that may be described in terms of hue, lightness, and saturation for objects and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources

    :  a specific combination of hue, saturation, and lightness or brightness

  1. :  to give color to

    :  to change the color of (as by dyeing, staining, or painting)

    : :  to change as if by dyeing or painting: as

lineplay
  1. : :  a length of cord or cord-like material: as

    :  a comparatively strong slender cord

    :  clothesline

  1. :  to mark or cover with a line or lines

    :  to depict with lines :  draw

    :  to place or form a line along

  1. :  to cover the inner surface of

    :  to put something in the inside of :  fill

    :  to serve as the lining of


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