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

Examples of white line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The infield compromise was a white line indicating the traditional dimensions of natural dirt-and-grass infields. Mark Schmetzer, The Enquirer, "Rockin' the Riverfront: Big moves were nothing new to Cincinnati Reds GM Bob Howsam," 3 Oct. 2020 When the light is red, drivers must stop behind the white line and wait for a green light or until there is a safe opportunity to make the turn. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, "Turning right on red? Stop or yield first — or face a fine," 21 Sep. 2020 Team personnel with Bench Area access must stay within the 32-yard lines, which are delineated with a white line. CBS News, "NFL reminds teams to follow sideline rules on face coverings," 14 Sep. 2020 The most memorable thing about it was that one side of the cabinet had somehow ended up wired backwards, sending the little white line to the left side of the screen when the player turned the knob to the right. Sid Meier, Ars Technica, "From Pong to Civilization: How I made “one more turn” work on consoles," 8 Sep. 2020 Alexandre was reportedly last seen wearing a white shirt, black jeans with a stripe on the sides and blue Nike shoes with a white line on the sole. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Mackensie Alexander Charged with Battery for Allegedly Confronting Man in Father's Disappearance," 26 Aug. 2020 This held even when participants assessed a grid of simplistic black-and-white line drawings in which physical traits were only implied, Guo says. Jillian Kramer, Scientific American, "Invisible Qualities Such as ‘Hardness’ Can Pinpoint Objects," 1 Aug. 2020 And while painting white lines to mark the geometry of a baseball field may seem trivial in contrast to taping lines in the aisles of our grocery stores, the lines on the field help keep us safe, too. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Big-state governors have it right: We crave sports to feed our souls," 21 May 2020 The sweater featured an image of Santa Claus behind a table with three white lines that look similar to cocaine lines. Rob Mclean, CNN, "Walmart apologizes for Christmas sweater with apparent drug reference," 9 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of white line

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2020

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“White line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20line. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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