Definition of Chalk line

1. Noun. A chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface.

Exact synonyms: Snap Line, Snapline
Generic synonyms: String, Twine



Definition of Chalk line

1. Noun. A line made on a surface by snapping a taut string or cord dusted with colored chalk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chalk Line

chalice
chalice cell
chalice sign
chalice vine
chaliced
chalicelike
chalices
chalicosis
chalicothere
chalicotheres
chalinoplasty
chalk
chalk and talk
chalk bag
chalk dust
chalk line (current term)
chalk out
chalk pit
chalk talk
chalk talks
chalk up
chalk up to
chalkboard
chalkboards
chalkdust
chalked
chalked up
chalkface
chalkfaces
chalkhill blue

Literary usage of Chalk line

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1. The Popular Science Monthly (1873)
"Then Kircher drew a chalk-line in a diagonal direction from one eye to the ... Therefore Kircher affirms that the hen thinks the chalk-line a string by ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1873)
"Therefore Kircher affirms that the hen thinks the chalk-line a string by which it is bound as at its feet, notwithstanding that the ribbon has been loosened ..."

3. Dansk-norsk-engelsk Ordbog by Johannes Magnussen (1902)
"-streg chalk line. -tegning crayon -painting; crayon. Krig [c] war; fere — wage war, make war, war; ligge i — med be at war with; ..."

4. The Graphic Arts: A Treatise on the Varieties of Drawing, Painting, and by Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1891)
"The chalk-line differs from the pen in this that, whereas in the pen-line two hard outlines ... in the chalk-line the space is not enclosed by rigid limits, ..."

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