in-line
adjective or adverb Date: 1929 having the parts or units arranged in a straight line; also being so arranged

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in line(2) — {adj. phr.} 1. In a position in a series or after someone else. * /John is in line for the presidency of the club next year./ * /Mary is fourth in line to be admitted to the sorority./ 2. Obeying or agreeing with what is right or usual; doing or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in line(2) — {adj. phr.} 1. In a position in a series or after someone else. * /John is in line for the presidency of the club next year./ * /Mary is fourth in line to be admitted to the sorority./ 2. Obeying or agreeing with what is right or usual; doing or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in line(1) — {adv. phr.} In or into a straight line. * /The boys stood in line to buy their tickets./ * /Tom set the chairs in line along the wall./ * /The carpenter put the edges of the boards in line./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in line(1) — {adv. phr.} In or into a straight line. * /The boys stood in line to buy their tickets./ * /Tom set the chairs in line along the wall./ * /The carpenter put the edges of the boards in line./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in-line skate — noun Date: 1987 a roller skate whose wheels are set in line for greater speed and maneuverability • in line skater noun • in line skating noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • in line with — {prep.} In agreement with. * /Behavior at school parties must be in line with school rules./ * /In line with the custom of the school, the students had a holiday between Christmas and New Year s Day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in line with — {prep.} In agreement with. * /Behavior at school parties must be in line with school rules./ * /In line with the custom of the school, the students had a holiday between Christmas and New Year s Day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in-line skater — noun see in line skate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • in-line skating — noun see in line skate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • in-line engine — noun Date: 1929 an internal combustion engine in which the cylinders are arranged in one or more straight lines …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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