Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as cantline.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun software In software testing, a hypothetical line that separates tests that will be performed, versus tests that may not be performed due to lack of time.
  • noun journalism, broadcasting In production, a hypothetical line that separates items that will be executed and publicized, versus items that will be cut.
  • noun surveying, travel A linear cleared area through undeveloped land. "If you stop and get out, you will see a cutline for line-of-sight surveying."

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

cut +‎ line

Examples

  • Beyond this point, it often becomes too difficult to clearly differentiate folks and a generic cutline is required.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • An alert reader pointed out this photo cutline from the fall prep sports preview on Friday.

    Billings Blog

  • An alert reader pointed out this photo cutline from the fall prep sports preview on Friday.

    Archive 2003-08-01

  • (A cutline is the newspaper term for the caption under a photo) "Did you tell her to look at the back of her hand?"

    unclebob Diary Entry

  • Meanwhile, traditional Range Rover cues are transmuted into styling gold: The blacked-out rocker panels and lower bumper clips, the clamshell hood with a cutline running from the narrow LED headlamps to a pectoral hood vent, the integrated front and rear treadplates, the integrated running boards, the defined wheel arches.

    Evoque: A Range Rover for a Smaller Era

  • The cutline identifies him as a sergeant in the Marine Corps

    MICHAEL BRAMLETT

  • The cutline below the photo stated, “Self-made investment tycoon shares vision of a nation shifting its energy needs from oil to biofuels.”

    The Glass Rainbow

  • The cutline below the photo stated, “Self-made investment tycoon shares vision of a nation shifting its energy needs from oil to biofuels.”

    The Glass Rainbow

  • The cutline below the photo stated, “Self-made investment tycoon shares vision of a nation shifting its energy needs from oil to biofuels.”

    The Glass Rainbow

  • The cutline below the photo stated, “Self-made investment tycoon shares vision of a nation shifting its energy needs from oil to biofuels.”

    The Glass Rainbow

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  • The first example (caption) does not appear as a definition.

    July 12, 2009