from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the boundary line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, as run before the Revolution (1764-1767) by two English astronomers named Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. In an extended sense, the line between the free and the slave States.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See line.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania; symbolic dividing line between North and South before the American Civil War
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