Definition of hairline
1 : a very slender line: such asa : a tiny line or crack on a surface a hairline bone fractureb : a fine line connecting thicker strokes in a printed letter
2 : hairbreadth
3a : a textile design consisting of lengthwise or crosswise lines usually one thread wideb : a fabric with such a design
4a : the outline of scalp hair especially on the foreheadb : the way the hair frames the face
Examples of hairline in a Sentence
The plate had a hairline running across it.
He has a receding hairline.
Recent Examples of hairline from the Web
A few feet away stands a tall white man, with a discernible receding hairline, similar to Noonan's.
So, in the case of dyeing your hair, Shamban recommends lining the hairline with medical-grade tape before applying color to your hair.
Researchers zeroed in on two figures shown on the dock, concluding the male figure's distinctive hairline matches Noonan's.
The experts also noted that one of the other figures has a distinctive hairline resembling that of Fred Noonan, the navigator who accompanied Earhart on her ill-fated journey.
A video making the rounds on social media Wednesday shows a bald LeBron fully accepting his deficient hairline.
James, who has been teased on social media and around the league in recent years for his receding hairline, finally embraced being bald.
In order to keep his promotional run hairline in tact, Shipp (aka Meech) was in the makeup chair to get a rubber bald head secured to replicate Shakur’s signature shaved head.
Another officer went to Mount Sinai Medical Center where she was diagnosed with a hairline fracture to her right hand.
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First Known Use of hairline
HAIRLINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hairline for English Language Learners
: a thin line or crack
: the line where your hair starts on your forehead
Medical Definition of hairline
: the outline of scalp hair especially on the forehead
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