township line

  1. Surveying. one of two parallel lines running east and west that define the north and south borders of a township.: Compare range line, township (def. 2).

Origin of township line

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

Words Nearby township line Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use township line in a sentence

  • In New England these signs are frequently placed, at the township line rather than at the village boundary.

    The Farmer and His Community | Dwight Sanderson
  • Within this mound will be found a stone with as many notches cut on the east and west side as it is miles to the township line.

    Touring Afoot | Claude Powell Fordyce
  • Then I went back up the mountain and followed the township line down the steep part and met another new blazed trail.

    Camps and Trails | Henry Abbott
  • In due time I reached the top and found the township line which I had many times followed over the ridge.

    Camps and Trails | Henry Abbott
  • "I will never put my foot beyond the township line again," I vowed to my secret soul.

    The Blunders of a Bashful Man | Metta Victoria Fuller Victor