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 Beijing flew 18 warplanes across the midline of the narrow waters that separate the mainland and Taiwan, in what Taiwan officials saw as an attempt at intimidation. Bob Davis, WSJ, "U.S.’s China Hawks Drive Hard-Line Policies After Trump Turns on Beijing," 16 Oct. 2020 With your left leg, slowly pull the band away from your midline then come back to neutral. Adele Jackson-gibson, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Exercises to Do at Your Desk, According to Fitness Pros," 24 June 2020 Keep the front knee slightly outward, as collapsing it toward midline increases knee and ankle forces. Colin Hoobler, oregonlive, "Try these 5 exercises to help stay active and healthy during isolation," 31 Mar. 2020 On both rushes, AJ steps to 77's midline before expanding vertically on 2nd step. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: 3 late-round targets for the Cowboys in the 2020 NFL draft, including a backup QB to develop," 15 Apr. 2020 Then cross the right knee towards the midline of the body and bring the arms down to meet the right knee. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "A 30-day workout to tone and strengthen your core," 2 Apr. 2020 Those who are midline usually wear more gems, go lighter on the feathers, and have larger attachment pieces (like wings). Shauna Beni, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to the Wildest Carnival Celebrations Around the World," 31 Jan. 2020 Even the midline scenario uses projections of renewable prices that start with wind power at roughly 25 percent higher than that of efficient natural gas plants, with the two seeing parallel price drops over the study period. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "US government sees renewables passing natural gas in 20 years," 30 Jan. 2020 Epiossifications p3‒p6 are asymmetrical with respect to size, orientation, and position relative to the midline. Fox News, "Stunning dinosaur skull discovery turns paleontologists' assumptions upside down," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of midline

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2020

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“Midline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midline. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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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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