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receiving line

noun

Simple Definition of receiving line

  • : a group of family members and friends who stand in line at a wedding, funeral, or other formal occasion to welcome or greet guests and receive their good wishes, their sympathy, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of receiving line

  1. :  a group of people who stand in a line and individually welcome guests (as at a wedding reception)


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