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blue line

noun, Ice Hockey.
either of two lines of the color blue that are parallel to and equidistant from the goal lines and divide the rink into three zones of equal size.
Also called zone line.
Compare end zone (def 2), neutral zone.
Origin of blue line
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for blue line
  • The blue line shows what you can infer from the plain information of parental phenotypes.
  • The blue is the shoreline, not an unnaturally straight blue line down the middle of the lake.
  • Indeed, if you looked at the picture closely, you could trace a thin blue line of sky between the two of them.
  • The blue line above indicates the target population for each ward after redistricting.
  • Spending time flagging the blue line will make the final layout work easier and faster.
blue line in Medicine

blue line n.
A bluish line along a border of the gums resulting from chronic lead poisoning.

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