chalk line


noun Building Trades.

a chalked string for making a straight line on a large surface, as a wall, by holding the string taut against the surface and snapping it to transfer the chalk.
the line so made.

Nearby words

  1. chaliced,
  2. chalicosis,
  3. chalicothere,
  4. chalk,
  5. chalk and talk,
  6. chalk out,
  7. chalk stripe,
  8. chalk talk,
  9. chalk up,
  10. chalk-mark

Origin of chalk line

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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