inline

[ in-lahyn ]
/ ˈɪnˌlaɪn /

noun Printing.

an ornamented type with a line of white or of a contrasting color running just inside the edge and following the contour of each letter.

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Origin of inline

First recorded in 1920–25; in + line1

Definition for inline (2 of 2)

in-line
[ in-lahyn, in-lahyn ]
/ ˌɪnˈlaɪn, ˈɪnˌlaɪn /

adjective

(of an internal-combustion engine) having the cylinders ranged side by side in one or more rows along the crankshaft.

Origin of in-line

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for inline

in-line

adjective

denoting a linked sequence of manufacturing processes
denoting an internal-combustion engine having its cylinders arranged in a line
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Idioms and Phrases with inline

in line

1

Also, in line with. In conformity or agreement; within ordinary or proper limits. For example, The new policy was intended to keep prices in line with their competitors, or It's up to the supervisor to keep the nurses in line. Also see fall in line.

2

Also, on line. Waiting behind others in a row or queue. For example, The children stood in line for their lunches, or There were at least 50 persons on line for opera tickets.

3

in line for. Next in order for, as in He is next in line for the presidency. All of these terms employ line in the sense of “an orderly row or series of persons or objects,” a usage dating from the 1500s.

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