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.
Examples from the Web for redline
Walker gained a love of car racing from starring in the films, racing cars in the Redline Time Attack racing series.Actor Paul Walker, Star of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Films, Dies In Car Crash|Marlow Stern|December 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for redline
Word Origin and History for redline
also red-line, "mark in red ink," 1820, from red (adj.1) + line (v.). Specific sense of "deny loans to certain neighborhoods based on ethnicity" is from 1973, on notion of lines drawn on maps. Used earlier in reference to insurance company practices (1961) and in World War II military slang in reference to a red line drawn through a soldier's name for some infraction, thus denying his pay. Related: Redlined; redlining.