white line



a stripe of white paint, tiles, or the like, that marks the center or outer edge of a road.
a white layer in a horse's hoof.
any blank or white part, line, stripe, or margin.

Nearby words

  1. white leg,
  2. white lias,
  3. white lie,
  4. white light,
  5. white lightning,
  6. white line of anal canal,
  7. white liquor,
  8. white list,
  9. white lotus,
  10. white lung

Origin of white line

First recorded in 1590–1600

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Examples from the Web for white line

  • Actually, white-line engraving for relief printing dates from the 15th century.

  • "Ay, bobbin, or white-line; they are the same thing," added the young trader.

    The Pilot|J. Fenimore Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for white line

white line


a line or strip of white in the centre of a road to separate traffic going in different directions
a white lamination in the hoof of a horse
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Medicine definitions for white line

white line


linea alba

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