tree line

noun

Definition of tree line

Examples of tree line in a Sentence

The hikers had reached the tree line by noon.
Recent Examples on the Web The trail climbs through deep forests, emerging above the tree line, at eleven and a half thousand feet, into meadows carpeted with wildflowers. Douglas Preston, The New Yorker, "The Skeletons at the Lake," 7 Dec. 2020 Some witnesses at the scene said the gunshot came from behind a nearby tree line where some guests, including a mother holding a young baby, were standing in the shade to find respite from the heat. Tyler Vazquez, USA TODAY, "Florida mother shot during funeral for her teen son shot by police," 30 Nov. 2020 When police found the suspect in heavy brush and Wilemon said Axel was present, the suspect emerged from the tree line and was taken into custody. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, "Here’s how Mesquite police dogs are working with officers to apprehend suspects," 24 Nov. 2020 Wild fruits thrived along the tree line; inside the forest was an abundance of game and raw materials including hardwood trees and stone. National Geographic, "Massasoit's strategic diplomacy kept peace with the Pilgrims for decades," 19 Nov. 2020 Peterson is seen leaving the Quality Inn property through a tree line and continues south through the U.S. Bank parking lot at 6829 Northeast Highway 99, according to the statement. oregonlive, "The fatal police shooting of Kevin Peterson Jr.: What’s known so far from court records, investigation accounts," 13 Nov. 2020 The Hundred — among them the judge, the sheriff, the deputy mayor, the heart doctor at the big hospital in Montgomery — pulled their trucks closer to the tree line and revved their engines. Ayana Mathis, New York Times, "On a Summer Night in Selma, an Eerie Carnival Comes to Town," 11 Nov. 2020 Shortly thereafter, the semi-truck driver struck the Nissan in the roadway and swerved into a tree line. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Semi-truck driver dies in Scott County after hitting disabled vehicle, swerving into trees," 24 Oct. 2020 Sheriff’s deputies said four people fled from the still-moving car and ran eastbound towards a tree line. Amy Lavalley, chicagotribune.com, "Teen in custody suspected in Valparaiso Target burglary; police pursuit topped 100 mph: police," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of tree line

1893, in the meaning defined above

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18 Dec 2020

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“Tree line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tree%20line. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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