re·​line (ˌ)rē-ˈlīn How to pronounce reline (audio)
relined; relining; relines

transitive verb

: to put new lines on or a new lining in

Examples of reline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s what happened to Courtney Hirsch, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during a pipe relining project in January 2020. USA Today, 30 Mar. 2023 Then reline the tray and you're set to go again. Jessica Hartshorn, Good Housekeeping, 12 July 2022 Also continuing to request that Rancho Manana Golf Course reline their ponds and remove turf that is not actually in play with good shots. Sam Kmack, The Arizona Republic, 6 July 2022 Additional plans are to implement an isolation system to address specific recurring basement flooding areas, while the county over the next year will be spending nearly $450,000 to repair and reline sewers in this neighborhood. John Benson, cleveland, 29 Sep. 2021 Miller said last year that a large project to reline the sewer was being done in 2014 on another large line downstream, the Oakland-Macomb Interceptor Drain, which handles waste from communities in both counties. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 29 Sep. 2020 The sewer lines along East Washington Street from the South Russell line to Main Street will be relined to prevent groundwater from entering the system and to curtail sewage backups. cleveland, 3 Mar. 2020 City Engineer Tony Armagno said the project will include relining the sewers, rehabbing the manholes and closing off pipes leading to the storm sewers as needed. Linda G. Kramer, cleveland, 8 Nov. 2019 Merchants had been told the lot would be resurfaced and relined and available for the holiday season — but now they’ve been warned not to count on it. Heather Knight,, 15 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reline was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Reline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


re·​line (ˈ)rē-ˈlīn How to pronounce reline (audio)
: to put new lines on or a new lining in
reline a coat
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