white line


: a band or edge of something white
especially : a stripe painted on a road and used to guide traffic

Examples of white line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Exits bounded by solid white lines are probably the easiest part of the road for the Tesla to navigate. Jim Sergent, USA TODAY, 2 May 2024 The State Patrol’s crash analysis found that the skid marks from Curry’s car were to the right of the solid white line that separates the travel lane from the shoulder, and that the skid mark made by Dempsey’s bicycle when he was struck was near the center of the shoulder. Nick Ferraro, Twin Cities, 17 Apr. 2024 At its most basic, the chemtrails conspiracy theory posits that contrails are not created by water vapor at all, but instead are a sign that the government, the wealthy, or some mix of the two, is secreting toxic chemicals into the air, creating these white lines. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 12 Mar. 2024 The biggest mistake the Li made on the highway was one of the mistakes that XPeng’s auto-driving system made: trying to cross a solid white line to make a lane change. Mark Andrews, WIRED, 13 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for white line 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of white line was in the 15th century

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“White line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20line. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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