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white line

noun
1.
a stripe of white paint, tiles, or the like, that marks the center or outer edge of a road.
2.
a white layer in a horse's hoof.
3.
any blank or white part, line, stripe, or margin.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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Examples from the web for white line
  • His golf swing appears as a tangled, incredibly complicated white line in the gloom, a spaghetti dinner of light.
  • The skin of cod is white, heavily mottled with gray, with a white line running the entire length of fish on either side.
  • On perched bird, wing patch shows only as a thin white line along the leading edge of the folded wing.
  • The white line marks the day-night boundary, so it'll be late afternoon locally at the predicted re-entry location.
  • Around the dark fluid was a bright white line, the pericardium.
  • She looks away, out of the window, and sees for the first time the white line made by the plane.
  • The pathway is divided by a white line so that one side is a bicycle lane and the other is for pedestrians.
  • It is separated from the adjacent non-preferential lane by a double solid wide white line.
  • If there is no white line painted on the pavement, you must stop the bus before the crossbuck sign.
  • The broken white line between the center and right lanes is then shown changing to a dotted wide white lane.
British Dictionary definitions for white line

white line

noun
1.
a line or strip of white in the centre of a road to separate traffic going in different directions
2.
a white lamination in the hoof of a horse
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white line in Medicine

white line n.
See linea alba.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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