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redline

noun red·line \ ˈred-ˈlīn \
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

Definition of redline

: a recommended safety limit : the fastest, farthest, or highest point or degree considered safe; also : the red line which marks this point on a gauge

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First Known Use of redline

1952

in the meaning defined above

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redline

verb red·line \ ˈred-ˌlīn , -ˈlīn \

Definition of redline

redlined; redlining; redlines
: to withhold home-loan funds or insurance from neighborhoods considered poor economic risks
: to discriminate against in housing or insurance

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First Known Use of redline

1968

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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