A-line
adjective Date: 1964 having a flared bottom and a close-fitting top — used of a garment <
an A-line skirt
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • draw a line — or[draw the line] {v. phr.} 1. To think of as different. * /The law in this country draws a line between murder and manslaughter./ * /Can you draw the line between a lie and a fib?/ 2. To set a limit to what will be done; say something cannot be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw a line — or[draw the line] {v. phr.} 1. To think of as different. * /The law in this country draws a line between murder and manslaughter./ * /Can you draw the line between a lie and a fib?/ 2. To set a limit to what will be done; say something cannot be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Segment of a line — Segment Seg ment, n. [L. segmentum, fr. secare to cut, cut off: cf. F. segment. See {Saw} a cutting instrument.] 1. One of the parts into which any body naturally separates or is divided; a part divided or cut off; a section; a portion; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To draw a line — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polar equation of a line — Polar Po lar, a. [Cf. F. polaire. See {Pole} of the earth.] 1. Of or pertaining to one of the poles of the earth, or of a sphere; situated near, or proceeding from, one of the poles; as, polar regions; polar seas; polar winds. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drop a line — {v. phr.} To write someone a short letter or note. * /Please drop me a line when you get to Paris; I d like to know that you ve arrived safely./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drop a line — {v. phr.} To write someone a short letter or note. * /Please drop me a line when you get to Paris; I d like to know that you ve arrived safely./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get a line on — {v. phr.} To receive special, sometimes even confidential information about something. * /Before Bill accepted his new position, he got a line on how the business was being run./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoot a line — See: DROP A LINE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get a line on — {v. phr.} To receive special, sometimes even confidential information about something. * /Before Bill accepted his new position, he got a line on how the business was being run./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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