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skyline

[skahy-lahyn]
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noun Also sky line.
  1. the boundary line between earth and sky; the apparent horizon: A sail appeared against the skyline.
  2. the outline of something, as the buildings of a city, against the sky: the New York skyline.
verb (used with object), sky·lined, sky·lin·ing.
  1. to outline (something) against the sky.

Origin of skyline

First recorded in 1855–60; sky + line1
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skyline

noun
  1. the line at which the earth and sky appear to meet; horizon
  2. the outline of buildings, mountains, trees, etc, seen against the sky
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Word Origin and History for skyline

n.

"horizon," 1824, from sky (n.) + line (n.).

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