string line
noun Date: 1867 balkline 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • string line — String String (str[i^]ng), n. [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. str[ a]ng, Dan. str[ae]ng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see {Strong}); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • string line — noun line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game • Syn: ↑balkline, ↑baulk line • Hypernyms: ↑line * * * noun : balkline 1 * * * Billiards, Pool. string ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • string line — /ˈstrɪŋ laɪn/ (say string luyn) noun → baulk line (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • string line — Billiards, Pool. string (def. 17b). [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • string line — noun Billiards another term for baulk line …   English new terms dictionary

  • string — [striŋ] n. [ME streng < OE, akin to Ger strang: see STRONG] 1. a) a thin line of twisted fiber used for tying, pulling, fastening, etc.; slender cord or thick thread b) a narrow strip of leather or cloth for fastening shoes, clothing, etc.;… …   English World dictionary

  • String — (str[i^]ng), n. [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. str[ a]ng, Dan. str[ae]ng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see {Strong}); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E. strangle.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • String band — String String (str[i^]ng), n. [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. str[ a]ng, Dan. str[ae]ng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see {Strong}); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • String beans — String String (str[i^]ng), n. [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. str[ a]ng, Dan. str[ae]ng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see {Strong}); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Line — Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A linen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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