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inline

[in-lahyn] /ˈɪnˌlaɪn/
noun, Printing.
1.
an ornamented type with a line of white or of a contrasting color running just inside the edge and following the contour of each letter.
Origin of inline
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; in + line1

in-line

[in-lahyn, in-lahyn] /ˌɪnˈlaɪn, ˈɪnˌlaɪn/
adjective
1.
(of an internal-combustion engine) having the cylinders ranged side by side in one or more rows along the crankshaft.
Origin
First recorded in 1925-30
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in-line

adjective
1.
denoting a linked sequence of manufacturing processes
2.
denoting an internal-combustion engine having its cylinders arranged in a line
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Word Origin and History for inline
adj.

1923 of printing, 1929 of engines, 1958 of computers, by 1989 of roller skates; from in + line (n.).

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