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

Examples of white line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grace McCallum also gave away a tenth of a point when her left foot landed over the white line on the landing area. David Barron, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 July 2021 Separately, Public Health Agency of Canada warned there could be trouble if the person giving the shot reached across the tunnel’s white line into Canada. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 17 July 2021 The language in the instruction manual is sweet, but saucy; the diagrams are white line drawings on a deep emerald background. refinery29.com, 15 June 2021 Unfortunately, after his last qualifying lap, race officials handed Norris a track limits penalty for having crossed the white line with his whole car during a turn. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 29 Apr. 2021 The cartoon is, like most XKCD comics, a simple back-and-white line drawing with a nerdy punch line. Benjamin Mazer, The Atlantic, 6 May 2021 Painting a white line on the side of a road and calling it a bike lane does little to help safety, most feel. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Apr. 2021 When the eggs have been boiled and chilled, begin by wrapping each one in a few thin rubber bands ($6, Walmart); wherever the rubber band touches the egg, you'll be left with a white line on the finished egg. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Mar. 2021 Does the Ohio Supreme Court have white line fever, with its ruling on the specifics of where the tires of your car can, quite specifically, touch the lines on the side of the highway? cleveland, 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of white line

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“White line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20line. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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