Definition of clean–lined

  1. :  having appealingly trim or well-designed lines At another corner of the park rested … a clean-lined dart of a craft, so sleek that it looked even more out of place on dry land than boats usually do. — William G. Scheller, Islands, May/June 2001 Making the case for the smaller-is-better approach is the bright, clean-lined kitchen at the back of the Bethesda home … — Deborah K. Dietsch, Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2012 Their product line includes spare, clean-lined architectural mantels and ones that appear to be ornately carved. — Peter O. Whiteley, Sunset, February 2001

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!


First Known Use of clean–lined


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up clean–lined? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!