sight line


Definition of sight line

: a line extending from an observer's eye to a viewed object or area (such as a stage) a theater with excellent sight lines

Examples of sight line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For mere deer and elk hunters at hunting ranges, barrels are usually canted so that the bullet first passes through the sight line at about 30 yards. Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, "What’s the Best Distance to Zero A Hunting Rifle?," 19 Aug. 2020 Starlings and sparrows hop along tree branches in our sight line. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Quarantined in New York, We Escape Skyward," 23 June 2020 For instance, avoid providing a sight line through a house, which birds may perceive as a corridor, and break up window reflections with decals. Popular Science, "Expert-approved ways to feed all your favorite birds," 8 Mar. 2020 For instance, avoid providing a sight line through a house, which birds may perceive as a corridor, and break up window reflections with decals. Julian Avery, The Conversation, "It’s OK to feed wild birds – here are some tips for doing it the right way," 2 Mar. 2020 One of the goals of the overhaul is to deliver clearer sight lines from any angle in the venue, said Krystle Anttonelli, a Hakkasan spokeswoman. Michael Hiller, Los Angeles Times, "Monster redo of Vegas’ Wet Republic promises an even splashier pool party," 14 Jan. 2020 Very strong sight lines throughout and because the floor is wider than deep a few really sweet nice close views near the sound booth. The layout also includes restroom entrances at the back of the lower level. Matt Wake |, al, "Here’s what a concert at VBC’s new music hall is like," 7 Jan. 2020 Because the Senate chamber was designed with no pillars or columns to obstruct sight lines to the central rostrum, every desk is essentially equal. Douglas Brinkley, Washington Post, "The eight stalwart progressives who shared one Senate desk," 8 Nov. 2019 There was a flat-screen television mounted on the wall, considerately out of the sight lines of most diners. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "What We’re Watching Under Quarantine," 23 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of sight line

1753, in the meaning defined above

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28 Aug 2020

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“Sight line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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