white line

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noun

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.

Origin of white line

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Historical Examples of white line

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

    The Pilot

    J. Fenimore Cooper

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


British Dictionary definitions for white line

white line

noun

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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white line in Medicine

white line

n.

linea alba
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