un·​lined | \ ˌən-ˈlīnd How to pronounce unlined (audio) \

Definition of unlined

: not lined: such as
a : not marked with lines unlined paper a smooth, unlined face
b : not having a lining or liner an unlined coat unlined fish ponds

Examples of unlined in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike synthetic fleece department store slippers, the unlined wool doesn't make your feet clammy. Matt Jancer, Wired, "Gear and Tips to Winter-Proof Your Home and Stay Warm," 3 Jan. 2021 Its many unlined canals and deteriorating gates make for a system that’s inefficient and prone to leaks. Ian James, The Arizona Republic, "Colorado River tribes seek approval from Congress to put water on the market in Arizona," 24 Dec. 2020 Unlike any other nuclear plant operating today, Turkey Point keeps itself cool using a 5,900-acre network of unlined, open-air canals, which circulate salty water from Biscayne Bay to dissipate heat from the reactors. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, "America’s green energy hopes hinge on propping up aging nuclear plants," 19 Dec. 2020 Virginia, for example, passed laws that required removing coal ash from unlined impoundments near a major waterway. Meredith Colias-pete, chicagotribune.com, "Indiana plans for coal ash cleanup insufficient, report says," 12 Dec. 2020 Power companies were granted a six-month extension in August by the EPA and are now required to close unlined coal ponds by April 11. Halle Parker | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "A Louisiana utility hopes to get more time to close its 4 coal ash ponds under a new rollback," 4 Dec. 2020 If comfort is your main goal, wireless and unlined bras are the ones for you. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "15 Best Bras for Every Cup Size and Body Type," 18 Nov. 2020 Ultra-breathable with pit-zip venting for extra ventilation, the unlined jacket also has an adjustable hood and is roomy enough for a layer or three underneath. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "The warmest workout gear to keep you active this winter," 16 Nov. 2020 Under a separate lawsuit settlement, TVA agreed last year to dig up and remove about 12 million cubic yards (9.2 million cubic meters) of coal ash from unlined pits at a coal-burning power plant in Gallatin, Tennessee. Adrian Sainz, Star Tribune, "TVA to choose from 2 landfills for coal ash removal project," 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of unlined

1516, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2021

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“Unlined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlined. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unlined

: not marked with lines
: not having a lining

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