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centerline

or center line

[sen-ter-lahyn] /ˈsɛn tərˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
any line that bisects a plane figure:
the centerline of a building plan.
2.
a line along the center of a road or highway dividing it into separate sections for traffic moving in opposite directions.
3.
Radio. the perpendicular bisector of the line connecting two radio transmitters.
Origin of centerline
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10; center + line1
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