skyline

[skahy-lahyn]

noun Also sky line.

the boundary line between earth and sky; the apparent horizon: A sail appeared against the skyline.
the outline of something, as the buildings of a city, against the sky: the New York skyline.

verb (used with object), sky·lined, sky·lin·ing.

to outline (something) against the sky.

Origin of skyline

First recorded in 1855–60; sky + line1
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horizon, outline

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British Dictionary definitions for skyline

skyline

noun

the line at which the earth and sky appear to meet; horizon
the outline of buildings, mountains, trees, etc, seen against the sky
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Word Origin and History for skyline
n.

"horizon," 1824, from sky (n.) + line (n.).

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