white line


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In particular, look at the evolution of the white line, which shows the extent of Arctic sea ice day by day during 2012. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 30 Mar. 2021 In the game, there’s a white line circling the cartoon planet. WIRED, 20 Jan. 2023 It’s marked to show where the tree was pruned at least three successive times, first with the white line, then a year or two latter at the green line, and a third time at the gray line. oregonlive, 1 Jan. 2022 Look in particular at the white line showing the prevailing tracks. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 29 July 2016 One of the men is wearing a navy blue sweatsuit with a white line down the arms and legs. Dallas News, 16 June 2022 The white line represents the wire wrappings — a meter of wire compressed into the area of a square millimeter. Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2017 The popular 'Striptease' hosta is a tricolor variety; each green leaf has a golden stripe down the center that is edged by a thin white line. Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Aug. 2022 Schumer, wearing a tight black dress with a split skirt, stood, hiked up the hem, and pointed out a long white line across her upper thigh. Ariel Levy, The New Yorker, 29 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 24 Mar. 2023.

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