hairline

noun hair·line \ ˈher-ˈlīn \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of hairline

1 : a very slender line: such as
a : a tiny line or crack on a surface
  • a hairline bone fracture
b : a fine line connecting thicker strokes in a printed letter
3 a : a textile design consisting of lengthwise or crosswise lines usually one thread wide
b : a fabric with such a design
4 a : the outline of scalp hair especially on the forehead
b : the way the hair frames the face

hairline

adjective

Examples of hairline in a Sentence

  1. The plate had a hairline running across it.

  2. He has a receding hairline.

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First Known Use of hairline

1846

hairline Synonyms


HAIRLINE Defined for English Language Learners

hairline

noun

Definition of hairline for English Language Learners

  • : a thin line or crack

  • : the line where your hair starts on your forehead


Medical Dictionary

hairline

noun hair·line \ -ˈlīn \

medical Definition of hairline

: the outline of scalp hair especially on the forehead

hairline

adjective


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