linebreeding

[lahyn-bree-ding]

Origin of linebreeding

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; line1 + breeding
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British Dictionary definitions for line breeding

line breeding

noun
  1. selective inbreeding that produces individuals possessing one or more of the favourable characteristics of their common ancestor
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