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 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, "9 Pumpkin-Scented Candles to Burn All Fall Long," 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, "Simple and close to home, pandemic vacations embrace the travel norms of earlier eras," 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, "It's Back! Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte and More Fall Drinks Are Available Starting Today," 25 Aug. 2020 Drew Barrymore's Flower Home collection is back and better than ever, with the release of its new fall line today. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "You Need to See the New Wallpaper in Drew Barrymore's Flower Home Collection," 7 Nov. 2019 The dismount required dexterity, placing skis, one at a time, perpendicular to the fall line while holding the tow bar. Washington Post, "How a 40-year-old skier tamed her terror and learned to take on black diamond runs," 1 Nov. 2019 The company’s fall line has been similarly impaired. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, "Make Shoes in U.S., or Pay Tariffs? A Footwear Company Seeks a Third Option," 2 Sep. 2019 Like a falling line of dominoes, a single exploit could spread from vulnerable machine to vulnerable machine with no interaction required of end users. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Exploit for wormable BlueKeep Windows bug released into the wild," 6 Sep. 2019 And this year, Dunkin’ Donuts beat Starbucks by a week, introducing its fall line of drinks and baked goods on Aug. 21. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte returns Tuesday (along with a new drink)," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of fall line

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Oct 2020

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“Fall line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20line. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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