verb (used with object), red·lined, red·lin·ing.
verb (used without object), red·lined, red·lin·ing.
- the maximum rotational speed, or angular velocity, of the engine crankshaft that is considered safe: often measured in rpm.
- a red line or boundary of a red area that delineates such a value, as on a tachometer.
Related formsred·lin·er, noun
Examples from the Web for red-lined
He was about to fire, when one of the Indians in the hole below spotted the red-lined coat.An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)|Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
Barbara and Reynold were apart from all the rest in the square, red-lined pew which had always belonged to the Rothwells.Mitchelhurst Place, Vol. I (of 2)|Margaret Veley
Mr. Dunbar took his faithful friend—his short pipe—from its red-lined case, filled it with tobacco, and began to draw luxuriously.Peter and Jane|S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
In the smoke and din Ashby leaped forward, waving the red-lined cloak above his head.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
Sam strutted around for some time after that, holding up his arm so that he might feast his eyes on the red-lined rating mark.The Battleship Boys at Sea|Frank Gee Patchin