hairline

noun
hair·​line | \ ˈher-ˈlīn How to pronounce hairline (audio) \

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
3a : a textile design consisting of lengthwise or crosswise lines usually one thread wide
b : a fabric with such a design
4a : the outline of scalp hair especially on the forehead
b : the way the hair frames the face

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Other Words from hairline

hairline adjective

Examples of hairline in a Sentence

The plate had a hairline running across it. He has a receding hairline.

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In January 2018 Cauley-Stein showed up for a game with 3 P’s tattooed on the left side of his forehead just below his hairline. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "5 things to know about new Warrior Willie Cauley-Stein, including the 3 P’s on his forehead," 3 July 2019 Then, do two easy braids, Pippi Longstocking-style, angling backward to create tension along the hairline. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "How to Wear a Headband (and Still Look Like an Adult)," 4 June 2019 In the ensuing 19 years, Woods’ body has been battered and surgically repaired, equipment has improved and his hairline is receding. Reuters, The Mercury News, "Nineteen years later, Tiger Woods returns to the place it all began," 11 June 2019 Miranda Sings actress Colleen Ballinger is trading her garishly-overdrawn red lipstick and signature crazy-eyed stare for a diner apron and hairline mic to portray Dawn Williams on the Broadway stage in Sara Bareilles’ hit musical Waitress. Lexi Vollero, EW.com, "Miranda Sings actress Colleen Ballinger to make Broadway debut in Waitress," 8 June 2019 The irregular dark shape that runs up the middle is Burchartz’s hairline. William Meyers, WSJ, "‘Beyond Truth: Photography After the Shutter’ Review: The Ever-Evolving Image," 23 Feb. 2019 The models wore their hair pulled back into tight buns, and black lines painted on either side of their face, from their eyelids to their hairline—and the effect, well. Jenny Hollander, Marie Claire, "Can Someone Tell Me What Is Happening In This Fashion Show From Hell?," 15 Jan. 2019 After getting only a minimal amount of clay in his hairline and snapping a few selfies, Noah appears to understand the power of a good DIY spa treatment. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Noah Centineo Tried Braiding a Fan’s Hair and Used Multiple Face Masks," 21 Sep. 2018 Smooth out your hairstyle by using a little bit of castor oil along your hairline. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Benefits of Castor Oil Are Mostly for Your Hair and Skin," 15 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of hairline

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hairline

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hairline

: a thin line or crack
: the line where your hair starts on your forehead

hairline

noun
hair·​line | \ -ˈlīn How to pronounce hairline (audio) \

Medical Definition of hairline

: the outline of scalp hair especially on the forehead

Other Words from hairline

hairline adjective

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