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color line

[ kuhl-er lahyn ]
/ ˈkʌl ər ˌlaɪn /
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noun
Also called col·or bar [kuhl-er bahr] /ˈkʌl ər ˌbɑr/ . social or political restriction or distinction based on differences of skin pigmentation, as between white and Black people.
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Idioms about color line

    draw the color line, to observe a color line.

Origin of color line

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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