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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 of white line
1590-1600
1590-1600
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  • "Ay, bobbin, or white-line; they are the same thing," added the young trader.

    The Pilot J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Actually, white-line engraving for relief printing dates from the 15th century.

    Why Bewick Succeeded Jacob Kainen
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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