bustline
noun Date: 1915 1. an arbitrary line encircling the fullest part of the bust 2. body circumference at the bust

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  • bustline — /bust luyn /, n. 1. the outline or shape of a woman s bust. 2. the part of a garment covering the breasts: a dress with a fitted bustline. [1935 40; BUST1 + LINE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bustline — /ˈbʌstlaɪn/ (say bustluyn) noun 1. the measurement around the bust. 2. the line of a dress, blouse, etc., in relation to the bust: a daring bustline …   Australian English dictionary

  • bustline — /bust luyn /, n. 1. the outline or shape of a woman s bust. 2. the part of a garment covering the breasts: a dress with a fitted bustline. [1935 40; BUST1 + LINE1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bustline — noun a) A notional line around a womans bust b) The circumference of this line …   Wiktionary

  • bustline — n. shape of a woman s bust; body circumference of the bust; part of clothing that covers the breasts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bustline — noun the measurement round a woman s body at the bust …   English new terms dictionary

  • bustline — bust•line [[t]ˈbʌstˌlaɪn[/t]] n. 1) cvb the outline or shape of a woman s bust 2) cvb clo the part of a garment covering the breasts • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • Gauge (knitting) — In knitting, the word Gauge , technical abbreviation GG, refers to Knitting Machines fineness size (not to the proportion, thickness or fineness of the finished knitted artifact, its stitch wideness or row length/depth). Indeed Gauge is the unit… …   Wikipedia

  • Waistline (clothing) — Joséphine de Beauharnais wearing a dress with an empire waist. The waistline is the line of demarcation between the upper and lower portions of a garment, which notionally corresponds to the natural waist but may vary with fashion from just below …   Wikipedia

  • Neckline — The neckline is the top edge of a garment that surrounds the neck, especially from the front view. Neckline also refers to the overall line between all the layers of clothing and the neck and shoulders of a person, ignoring the unseen… …   Wikipedia

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