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dropline

[drop-lahyn] /ˈdrɒpˌlaɪn/
noun, Journalism.
1.
a headline or bank consisting of a top line set flush with the left margin, with each succeeding line indented on the left, and the final line flush with the right margin.
Also called stagger head, staggered head, stephead, stepped line.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; drop + line1
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  • Evaluate running line applications on an internal drum carriage dropline.

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