fall line


Definition of fall line

1 : a line joining the waterfalls on numerous rivers that marks the point where each river descends from the upland to the lowland and the limit of the navigability of each river
2 : the natural downhill course (as for skiing) between two points on a slope

Examples of fall line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new fall line features tons of seasonal items for less than $100. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 July 2021 Upstream above the fall line lies the Piedmont, which draws vacationers attracted by bucolic destinations and wineries. Washington Post, 4 June 2021 Perhaps the most defining geological feature for early European settlers in the Mid-Atlantic was the fall line that separates the Atlantic coastal plain from the Piedmont. Washington Post, 4 June 2021 Since 1959 Elk Mountain has been offering some of the best skiing in the east with trails cut from the natural fall line of the mountain. Roger Sands, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 The Gunflower, part of Sweetwater’s new fall line of cocktails, costs $12. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Nov. 2020 Yankee Candle has been a go-to seasonal candle retailer for years, and this year’s fall line totally delivers. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Sep. 2020 The unusual destination, inaccessible except by boat, sits on the fall line where Virginia’s Piedmont meets its coastal plain, causing rapids, islands and waterfalls. Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2020 The announcement of Starbucks' fall line up comes a week after the chain introduced two new refreshing, summery drinks to the menu. Mary Honkus, PEOPLE.com, 25 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of fall line

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fall line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20line. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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