receiving line

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.

Full Definition of RECEIVING LINE

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

First Known Use of RECEIVING LINE



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