cen·​ter·​line | \-ˈlīn, -ˌlīn\

Definition of centerline 

: a real or imaginary line that is equidistant from the surface or sides of something

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The centerline is the line that extends from the baseline to the non-volley line. Bethany Ao,, "How to play pickleball," 12 July 2018 Additional safety improvements feature high visibility striping and installing permanent rumble strips along the highway centerline to warn drivers if their vehicle is drifting outside of the lane. Ramona Sentinel, "Caltrans begins $11M repairs on Route 78," 11 July 2018 The investigation indicated that around 1:10 p.m., Gonzales was driving westbound on Bilter Road when his 2014 Ford Explorer crossed the centerline and hit an eastbound 2006 GMC Savana about two-tenths of a mile east of Wilton Lane, police said. Megan Jones, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora man charged with aggravated reckless driving after crash in city," 9 July 2018 Use the centerline to guide you, and watch your mirrors. Scott Sturgis,, "A left-hand view on driving through England," 7 June 2018 He was killed when his car crossed the centerline and was hit head-on, The Associated Press reported. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Teen takes late boyfriend’s father to senior prom," 22 May 2018 Experience is essential to keep the airplane tracking the centerline while touching down in the touchdown zone. John Cox, USA TODAY, "Ask the Captain: It takes skill to make a smooth landing," 20 May 2018 Brad Behlmer was driving south on Wisconsin Street when his car crossed the centerline into the northbound lane before continuing across the roadway and striking a curb on the east side of the street. Steven Martinez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Speed a factor in wrong-way crash in Port Washington, police say," 11 Apr. 2018 While there has been discussion and even attempts at siting a centerline for an outer beltway since the 1980s, former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert of Yorkville started the main Prairie Parkway attempt in 2001. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "End of the road for Prairie Parkway in Fox Valley," 26 Mar. 2018

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1807, in the meaning defined above

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