[ deyt-lahyn ]
/ ˈdeɪtˌlaɪn /


a line of text giving the place of origin and usually the date of a news dispatch or the like.

verb (used with object), date·lined, date·lin·ing.

to furnish (a news story) with a dateline: He datelines his reports Damascus.

Origin of dateline

First recorded in 1885–90; date1 + line1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for dateline


/ (ˈdeɪtˌlaɪn) /


journalism the date and location of a story, placed at the top of an article
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