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in-line

[in-lahyn, in-lahyn]
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adjective
  1. (of an internal-combustion engine) having the cylinders ranged side by side in one or more rows along the crankshaft.
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Origin of in-line

First recorded in 1925–30
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Historical Examples

  • When an in-line image has a thin black border, you can click on it to open the larger version.

    The Boy Mechanic, Book 2

    Various

  • Some in-line paragraph headings are in boldface and some are in italics; this emphasis has been retained.

    Evolution

    Joseph Le Conte


British Dictionary definitions for in-line

in-line

adjective
  1. denoting a linked sequence of manufacturing processes
  2. denoting an internal-combustion engine having its cylinders arranged in a line
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