beltline

noun
belt·line | \ ˈbelt-ˌlīn \

Definition of beltline 

automotive

: the line of an automobile body along the side of the vehicle just below the windows The car has a low beltline and a lot of glass for good visibility. —Marshall Schuon

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The driving compartment is light and airy thanks to the low beltline, with the switchgear all coming from Volvo, another Geely subsidiary. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "Hacks R Us: We Drive London's New Plug-In Electric Taxicab!," 29 Mar. 2018 The three of them scuffled for a few seconds before the purse-snatcher reached for a pistol tucked in his beltline. Elliott Woods, The New Republic, "Essential reporting, interpretation, and opinion on politics and culture. Don't miss our latest.," 16 Apr. 2018 Sharp creases accented the wheel wells and the beltline. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Volkswagen’s Atlas family crossover has room for seven, lots of technology | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 17 Feb. 2018 Somewhere outside Chris Christie’s beltline there’s an actual garden in New Jersey. David Whitley, OrlandoSentinel.com, "UCF has license (plate) to boast," 18 Jan. 2018 The bed height has been raised by 1.5 inches, which aligns it with the beltline of the body to create a stronger, consistent horizontal profile with aero benefits. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "Inside FCA's Ford F-150 Challenger: The Ram 1500 Truck," 15 Jan. 2018 Hosmer unleashed his swing on Holland’s 86 mph slider, a hanging pitch that came in above Hosmer’s beltline, and drilled the baseball into the right field corner for a three-run, walk-off homer. Maria Torres, kansascity, "Historic homers, walk-off hits will be replayed for Royals’ Christmas Eve marathon," 21 Dec. 2017 The sides have mild fender flares and subtle character lines running along the beltline and just above the door sills. Mark Phelan, USA TODAY, "Review: Subaru impresses with Impreza," 8 Dec. 2017 Visible are a smallish greenhouse, an upward-curving high beltline, slim LED lights, and what appears to be a chunky D-pillar. Car and Driver, "2019 Jeep Yuntu Spied: A Hybrid Halo SUV for China," 7 Oct. 2017

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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