Origin of redlining
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.
Origin of redline
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In short, redlining forced blacks into particular areas and then starved those areas of affordable capital.How We Built the Ghettos
March 13, 2014
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.