mid·​line | \ ˈmid-ˌlīn How to pronounce midline (audio) , -ˈlīn \

Definition of midline

: a median line especially : the median line or median plane of the body or some part of the body

Examples of midline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once Adams got going, Grand Blanc (12-1) had no answer for junior quarterback Parker Picot, who ran Adams’ midline option offense to perfection, rushing for 151 yards on 31 carries and completed six of 12 passes for 152 yards. Mick Mccabe, Detroit Free Press, 20 Nov. 2021 Arguments brought back memories of old Christmas bowls in the family’s backyard when Vito and Anthony ran midline option plays against Nunzio and Nicky. Kevin Armstrong, New York Times, 19 Nov. 2021 The feminine smocking along the straps and midline of this Claudette dress by Saylor give a romantic feel to this gorgeous midi dress. Olivia O'bryon, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2021 The first step is to ensure the muscles underneath have returned to as close to the midline as possible to help minimise bulging. Angela Lei, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 In recent years, Chinese warplanes buzzing the Taiwan Strait’s midline increased substantially, and the country’s warships regularly encircled the island. New York Times, 6 Aug. 2021 Yet Hugo is most often wholly visible in a wide-open mountain valley or plateau, balanced on front legs hugged to the midline, entire body engaged, tail high. Anchorage Daily News, 31 July 2021 Grasp the short side of the rectangle farther from you and fold it toward the midline of the dough slab, aligning the sides. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Apr. 2021 Against the run of play, Midlothian had a chance to open the scoring 10 minutes into the second half when Bailey Wesco broke free at the midline and attempted a 15-yard shot that hit the post. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of midline

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2021

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“Midline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midline. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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mid·​line | \ ˈmid-ˌlīn, ˌmid-ˈlīn How to pronounce midline (audio) \

Medical Definition of midline

: a median line especially : the median line or median plane of the body or some part of the body


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