agate line

noun

Definition of agate line

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

First Known Use of agate line

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Agate line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agate%20line. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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