short line

noun

Definition of short line

: a transportation system (such as a railroad) operating over a relatively short distance

Examples of short line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To cover the short line, Dallas will need more from Ezekiel Elliott, after the RB only posted 33 yards on 11 carries against the Buccaneers. Zack Jones, Forbes, 19 Sep. 2021 But my daughter and I got in the short line to try. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 27 July 2021 In March, Stepan Belokopytov finished his shift as a foreman at one of the world’s most remote mines in Siberia, washed up, waited in a short line and received his first Covid-19 vaccination. Alexandra Wexler, WSJ, 12 June 2021 Justin Orange and his two sons, Jayden, 15, and Justin II, 17, all of East Chicago, were waiting in their SUV Saturday in a short line outside the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Roosevelt High School in Gary. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, 31 May 2021 Kelly's Bleachers was at capacity before the game, a short line of people waiting outside. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Apr. 2021 Getting a lucky break in both the crowd and the rain clouds, Howard Alonzo ducked under a blue tent and into a relatively short line at Jesse Owens Park on Wednesday afternoon. Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2021 Harper barely managed her excitement while standing in a short line to see Santa, who stood in front of his big green chair and waited for kids to give him their Christmas requests. Pat Stoetzer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 23 Dec. 2020 On Monday morning, parent Amna Asghar stood in a short line in the Sankofa parking lot to get a Chromebook for her second-grade daughter, Ava, who stood at her side. Annie Vainshtein, SFChronicle.com, 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of short line

circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of short line was circa 1917

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“Short line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short%20line. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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