agate line


: a space one column wide and ¹/₁₄ inch deep used as a unit of measurement in classified advertising

Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agate line was in 1870

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“Agate line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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