noun Building Trades.
Origin of chalk line
Examples from the Web for chalk line
All her life she had walked her chalk-line, and anything outside savoured of the mysterious, and terrible.The Butterfly House|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The chalk-line is a chalked cord drawn taut between the two points to be connected.Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler
Lancelot ruefully recognised the truth of the chalk-line story.
She hain't never said the word, nor she hain't plumb pitched me out, either, but she makes me walk a chalk-line.Dixie Hart|Will N. Harben
There were not even employees to see and blackmail them if they failed to walk the chalk-line.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard