from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To refuse home mortgages or home insurance to areas or neighborhoods deemed poor financial risks.
- intransitive v. To reach the maximum engine speed at which an engine is designed to be safely operated: The car redlined at 80 miles per hour in fourth gear.
- intransitive v. Computer Science To mark or highlight edited text, as with a red line, to distinguish it from unedited portions of a document.
- transitive v. To discriminate against by refusing to grant loans, mortgages, or insurance to.
- transitive v. To remove from operational status because of mechanical defects or the need for scheduled maintenance: redlined three fighter aircraft.
- transitive v. Computer Science To mark (edited text) by redlining.
- n. A safety limit, as marked on a gauge.
- n. Sports The red line at the center of an ice hockey rink, running parallel to the goal lines and dividing the rink in half.
- n. Sports Either of two red lines running across an ice hockey rink near the end boards, in the center of which the goal is positioned.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A drawing, document, etc. that has been marked for correction or modification.
- n. The maximum speed at which the engine in a car is designed to operate.
- v. To mark a drawing or document for correction or modification.
- v. To run an internal combustion engine to its maximum or maximum recommended speed.
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- v. discriminate in selling or renting housing in certain areas of a neighborhood
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