white line

noun

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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The map showed a white line encircling the area of Dorian’s most likely path — often called the cone of uncertainty — but there also was a mysterious black loop that extended the track into Alabama. Washington Post, "Massive international rescue and relief effort underway in ravaged Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian aims at Carolinas," 4 Sep. 2019 Half the joy of watching is witnessing all the fun these kids are having OUTSIDE the white lines. David Close, CNN, "Weekend sports guide: College football is back and Little League and PGA Tour crown champions," 23 Aug. 2019 John Elway cleaned house after the Vance Joseph debacle and replaced everything except the white lines in the parking lot at the practice facility. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kickin It with Kiz: Maybe Colorado baseball fans should cheer for “Rockies East” in October," 4 Aug. 2019 Above that, there is a purple strip with a thin white line that runs down the back of the neck. SI.com, "Tottenham Away Kit 2019/20: Spurs Unveil Classy Jersey Ahead of 1st Full Season at New Stadium," 18 July 2019 From one connoisseur of the white line to another, Diego Maradona's final act at a World Cup was rather scary. SI.com, "8 of the Most Controversial Celebrations in Football History," 12 Sep. 2019 There are two white lines painted in the center of the tawara, marking where each rikishi will be positioned at the start of a bout. Jill Langlois, Los Angeles Times, "In Brazil, land of beaches and samba, a sumo wrestling academy thrives," 10 Sep. 2019 The map showed a white line encircling the area of Dorian's most likely path - often called the cone of uncertainty - but there also was a mysterious black loop that extended the track into Alabama. oregonlive, "Hurricane Dorian takes aim at Carolinas; relief effort underway in Bahamas," 4 Sep. 2019 Is that a double yellow line or a dotted white line? Cade Metz, New York Times, "A.I. Is Learning From Humans. Many Humans.," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of white line

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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