centerline

or cen·ter line

[ sen-ter-lahyn ]
/ ˈsɛn tərˌlaɪn /
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noun

any line that bisects a plane figure: the centerline of a building plan.
a line along the center of a road or highway dividing it into separate sections for traffic moving in opposite directions.
Radio. the perpendicular bisector of the line connecting two radio transmitters.

Nearby words

  1. centerboard,
  2. centered,
  3. centerfield,
  4. centerfold,
  5. centering,
  6. centerpiece,
  7. centerpunch,
  8. centers for disease control,
  9. centerville,
  10. centesimal

Origin of centerline

First recorded in 1800–10; center + line1

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