green line


noun (sometimes initial capital letters)

(in Lebanon) a demarcation line that divides predominantly Christian East Beirut and predominantly Moslem West Beirut.
any similar demarcation line between two hostile communities, as between Greek and Turkish Cypriots in Nicosia. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Beside that, he wouldn't axcept any accommodashuns short of a green-line sleeper.

    The Bad Boy At Home

    Walter T. Gray

British Dictionary definitions for green line

green line


(sometimes capitals) a line of demarcation between two hostile communities
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