from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The outline of the growth of hair on the head, especially across the upper forehead and temples.
  • noun A very slender line.
  • noun A very fine line on a typeface.
  • noun A style of type using such lines.
  • noun A textile design having thin, threadlike stripes.
  • noun A fabric with such stripes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as hair-cord.
  • noun A very slender line made in writing or drawing; a hair-stroke.
  • noun In printing, a very thin line on a type; also, a style of type consisting entirely of thin lines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a very thin line.
  • noun the natural margin formed by hair on the head, especially the edge of growth of hair on the forehead.

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

  • noun the line along one's forehead where hair starts growing.
  • noun the thinnest line that can be drawn using some graphics software
  • adjective very thin, as thin as a hair

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a very thin line
  • noun the natural margin formed by hair on the head


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