string line

noun Billiards, Pool.
string ( def 17b ).

1865–70, Americanism Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
string line
billiards another name for baulk line

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Example sentences
Erect a string line along the drain run as an elevation guide to set frame to
  the required level.
Checking block alignment with string line reference from back of block.
Use a straight edge or string line as a guide so the patch will conform to the
  cross section and drain of the roadway surface.
Use a string line stretched taut from curb point to curb angle point or
  necessary construction joint end.
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