white line


Definition of white line

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

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Or that orange cones stand in for painted white lines on the overgrown grass. Ben Teitelbaum, SI.com, "A Dream Re-Routed: Deported Maryland Brothers Seek Options, Play on After Being Banished," 27 Feb. 2018 Outside Tullytown, the shoulder disappears into little more than the width of the white line. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "What Happened When I Rode a Boosted Board From New York to Philadelphia," 27 Dec. 2018 But look at it again, look and see how the white line and the shading in there, there was a discrepancy in there that could be the TV. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "10 things we learned from Pete Carroll Tuesday: Chris Carson has taken the lead at tailback, Shaquem Griffin will have competition, and more," 11 Sep. 2018 Ahead, the white line disappears beneath even more gravel spilling out from a driveway. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "What Happened When I Rode a Boosted Board From New York to Philadelphia," 27 Dec. 2018 Here, her detailed, immersive black-and-white line drawings are beautifully transferred to the screen by video artist and animator Santiago Caicedo, who previously worked with her on the short film Uyuyui! Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Virus Tropical': Film Review | Berlin 2018," 20 Feb. 2018 The parking spaces, none of them marked as reserved, are set off by white lines. Bob Greene, WSJ, "A Senseless Act of Courtesy," 19 Oct. 2018 The radar cross section has been tilted 90°. The leftmost white line is the surface radar echo, while the light bluespots along the basal radar echo highlight areas of very high reflectivity, interpreted as being caused by the presence of water. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Underground Lake of Liquid Water Detected on Mars," 25 July 2018 Fat weaved in and out like white lines on the brisket highway without driving right off the road, every bite lush and smoky without going over the top. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: B&D Icehouse," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of white line

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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