sight line

noun

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 In the moments before the night ends, Tammy and Thomas head to a daybed within Aaron’s sight line and Tammy climbs atop Thomas and makes out with him. Ali Barthwell, Vulture, 31 Aug. 2021 Goodrow bothered the Canadiens and wound up with the initial shot at the other end, and Blake Coleman clanked it off Gourde, who was taking away Price’s sight line. BostonGlobe.com, 29 June 2021 Crowder’s pass was remarkable, coming within mere inches of hitting the side of the backboard, but could it have been made tougher if Cousins’ long arms were waving in Crowder’s sight line? Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2021 But the new Craftsman has more nail-driving power, a better sight line to its tip, and a more comfortable handle. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 19 Oct. 2020 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, 19 Aug. 2020 Starlings and sparrows hop along tree branches in our sight line. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 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, 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, 2 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of sight line

1753, in the meaning defined above

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10 Sep 2021

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“Sight line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sight%20line. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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