cen·​ter·​line | \ ˈsen-tər-ˈlīn How to pronounce centerline (audio) , -ˌlīn, ˈse-nər- \

Definition of centerline

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

Examples of centerline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was determined on scene, that 30-year-old Isis Allen, was operating a 2020 Vanderhall Venice three-wheeled roadster east on W. Mitchell Ave, crossed the centerline and struck a concrete wall. Enquirer Staff, The Enquirer, 23 July 2022 Continue adding tile with spacers, working from the centerline out to the nearest edge. Sal Vaglica, USA TODAY, 8 May 2022 To check for doneness, stick a sharp knife into the top fillet, along the centerline, and push gently to one side; the flesh should separate easily from the center bone and no pinkness should be visible. Janelle Davis, CNN, 25 May 2022 Investigators said the 2007 Dodge pickup’s left front tire, which was a spare, blew out, pulling the truck across the centerline of rural road FM 1788 in Andrews County, in West Texas. Michael Laris, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Mar. 2022 The linea alba, connective tissue that forms the vertical centerline of the six-pack, begins to thin and separate. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, 20 May 2021 In March, a cop pulled him over for crossing the centerline, in Cleveland County. The New Yorker, 2 May 2022 South of Bridgemont Place, Henderson’s truck crossed the centerline, police said. Alexis Stevens, ajc, 24 Mar. 2022 Donna Marie Castleberry, 32, of Austin was driving west at 1674 Arkansas 319 at about 5:25 p.m. Wednesday when the vehicle crossed the centerline, leaving the road, according to a preliminary crash report from state police. Brianna Kwasnik, Arkansas Online, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of centerline

1807, in the meaning defined above

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7 Aug 2022

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“Centerline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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