date·​line | \ ˈdāt-ˌlīn How to pronounce dateline (audio) \

Definition of dateline

1 : a line in a written document or a printed publication giving the date and place of composition or issue
2 usually Date line or date line : international date line

Other Words from dateline

dateline transitive verb

Examples of dateline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This version has been corrected to correct the spelling of Pokrovsk in the dateline. Yuras Karmanau,, 29 May 2022 Chiarelli, now a Blues vice president, has long been a favorite of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman … One from the road, dateline San Jose. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 9 Apr. 2022 The Times’s coverage of the protests carried the byline of Anton Troianovski, the newspaper’s Moscow bureau chief, but did not include a Russian dateline. Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2022 All that’s changing is a name, a new corporate sponsor replacing the Staples Center signage that provided a dateline for the last 22 years of Lakers basketball. Los Angeles Times, 24 Dec. 2021 And The Associated Press stories on the 2015 PGA carried a Sheboygan dateline. Joel Boyd,, 21 Sep. 2021 There’s also this: U.S. athletes historically don’t perform as well on this side of the international dateline. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 July 2021 It was updated on July 26, 2021 to correct the dateline from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Nairobi, Kenya. Tom Odula, Star Tribune, 26 July 2021 Which would take longer: the 5,439 miles traversing the international dateline and eight time zones, or the journey through the airport and to a downtown hotel? Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dateline

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Jul 2022

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“Dateline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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