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

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Also, just outside, there’s an expansive new deck complete with fire pits and similar sight lines. Brent Kennedy,, "Hunt Valley Country Club," 11 July 2018 Visibility is decent from the driver's seat, with good sight lines for an SUV. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "The Volkswagen Atlas reviewed: A people’s wagon for the American people," 12 Apr. 2018 Behind the Mission Ballroom's large dance floor will be elevated seating and dancing positions on steep vertical risers that leave plenty of room to sit or dance with clean sight lines of the stage for individuals of all heights. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Mission Accomplished: Inside AEG Rocky Mountains' Next-Generation Venue and Its Purpose-Driven Name," 9 Apr. 2018 But Schmelder and Dangerfield added to the home's square footage by building an enviable master suite that has a remarkable sight line through the entire home. Lisa Van Loo, azcentral, "Phoenix couple puts 'blood, sweat and tears' into historic 1925 Coronado renovation," 28 June 2018 All along, doubters noted that the light looks rather similar to automobile headlights at a distance, and their location just happened to coincide where there’s a sight line to a highway. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "Mysterious light draws thrill seekers to a U.P. forest," 4 Sep. 2016 The Floor: Many modern concert halls optimize sight lines with stadium seating, but the stepped floors are detrimental acoustically, as are bulky chairs. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "Science of Music," 15 June 2018 Another 35 or so seats are available in handsome tan leather booths that are elevated above two banquettes below, allowing for clear sight lines of the stage. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Shuttered for 40 years, Willis Show Bar will reopen Friday in Cass Corridor," 23 Apr. 2018 Light flows evenly throughout the house, and interior sight lines are interesting. James Alexander,, "Property of the Week: Highland Ridge, Manchester," 24 Aug. 2017

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1753, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sight line was in 1753

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