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[oh-ver-lahyn] /ˈoʊ vərˌlaɪn/
noun, Printing, Journalism
1.
a cutline, usually of one line, appearing over a picture, cartoon, etc.
2.
kicker (def 10).
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; over- + line1
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  • Should any loss be realized by the bank, the directors will be held liable for the identified overline amount.
  • Here the overline notation indicates that the sequences repeat.
  • Certainly it is, in light of the frequency and amounts of the overdrafts and the number of days on which an overline resulted.

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