chow line


Definition of chow line

: a line of people waiting to be served food

Examples of chow line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To re-create an authentic fighting ship experience, we were expected to play the part and move quickly through the chow line, accepting whatever fare was slopped onto our trays. Mike Kerrigan, WSJ, "Scouting Isn’t for Everyone," 15 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of chow line

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Chow line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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