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dateline

[deyt-lahyn]
noun
  1. a line of text giving the place of origin and usually the date of a news dispatch or the like.
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verb (used with object), date·lined, date·lin·ing.
  1. to furnish (a news story) with a dateline: He datelines his reports Damascus.
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Origin of dateline

First recorded in 1885–90; date1 + line1
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dateline

noun
  1. journalism the date and location of a story, placed at the top of an article
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Word Origin and History for dateline

n.

1880, imaginary line down the Pacific Ocean on which the calendar day begins and ends, from date (n.1) + line (n.). Meaning "line of text that tells the date and place of origin of a newspaper, article, telegram, etc." is from 1888.

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