[leen; French leen-yuh]
- (in Swiss watchmaking) a unit equal to 0.0888 inch or 2.2558 millimeters, divided into 12 douziemes: used mainly to gauge the thickness of a movement.
- line1(def 44).
Origin of ligne
< French: line1
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Examples from the Web for ligne
Made one last effort and came out in ligne de vol, as nearly as I could judge, about one hundred and fifty metres from the ground.
Instead of coming out of it above and behind the German, when I pulled up in ligne de vol I was under him!
Near Ath is the fine castle of Beloeil, the ancient seat of the princely family of Ligne.