Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A line of people waiting for food, as in a cafeteria.

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  • n. Alternative form of chowline.

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  • n. a queue of people waiting for food to be served (especially at a military camp)

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Examples

  • The rest of the San Juan Plateau crew began drifting over from the chow line to swell the ranks waiting for medical attention.

    Firestorm

  • “Hey, I want you to meet the newest pilot,” Eb Gough had said to Butchart in the chow line at the Langley cafeteria.

    First Man

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