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building line

(on a building lot) a line within, or coinciding with, the property line, beyond which it is illegal to build. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is also said that wages have never been better in the building line.

  • The first thing was to put him in possession of my plan of a building line.

    The Fat of the Land John Williams Streeter
  • Mechanics of all descriptions, and particularly those in the building line, are much wanted here, and in other towns in Michigan.

  • Save to this extent, no power is given by the general law to a district council to prescribe a building line.

  • He walked as close to the building line as he could squeeze himself, so as to be out of the main channels of sidewalk travel.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • At the south end of this passage was a door leading to the dairy-house, which was on the building line 150 feet away.

    The Fat of the Land John Williams Streeter
  • The house was to be on the building line, and both Polly and I thought it should have attractive features.

    The Fat of the Land John Williams Streeter
  • The railway having come to Solong, things were busy in the building line, and Johnson settled there.

    Children of the Bush Henry Lawson
  • You'd be surprised at the number of people in the building line anxious to oblige me.

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for building line

building line

the boundary line along a street beyond which buildings must not project
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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