[ lahyn ]
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noun (used with a plural verb)
a group of islands in the central Pacific Ocean, S of the Hawaiian Islands: eight belong to the Republic of Kiribati, three are U.S. dependencies. 193 sq. mi. (500 sq. km).
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Also called Equatorial Islands .
Words nearby Line Islands
line gale, line gauge, line-haul, line-hauler, line integral, Line Islands, line item, line-item veto, Lineker, lineman, line management
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How to use Line Islands in a sentence
The waterways in the protected channels between the coast-line islands had made the voyage possible.Strange Stories of the Great River|Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
We went up and down the Line Islands, first, until Dad was heartsick.Adventure|Jack London
That personage had just left Samoa, and was now cruising in the Line Islands, where he had a number of traders.
They knew by experience the sure and deadly effect of the poison manufactured among the Line Islands.
British Dictionary definitions for Line Islands
a group of coral islands in the central Pacific, including Tabuaeran, Teraina, and Kiritimati: part of Kiribati, with Palmyra and Jarvis administered by the US
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