string line definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The balk line in billiards.
Variant of string
- a thin line of twisted fiber used for tying, pulling, fastening, etc.; slender cord or thick thread
- a narrow strip of leather or cloth for fastening shoes, clothing, etc.; lace: apron strings
- a length or loop of like things threaded, strung, or hung on a string: a string of pearls
- a number of things arranged in a line or row: a string of houses
- any series of things in close or uninterrupted succession: a string of victories
- a number of racehorses belonging to one owner
- a number of business enterprises under one ownership or management: a string of gift shops
- ☆ any of the groupings of players on a team according to ability the is more skilled than the , etc.
- a slender cord of wire, gut, nylon, etc. stretched on a musical instrument and bowed, plucked, or struck to make a musical sound
- all the stringed instruments of an orchestra, quintet, etc. played with a bow
- the players of such instruments
- a strong, slender organ, structure, etc. resembling a string; specif.,
- Archaic an animal nerve or tendon
- a fiber of a plant, esp. one connecting the two halves of a bean pod
- ☆ Informal a condition, limitation, or proviso attached to a plan, offer, donation, etc.: usually used in pl.
- one of the inclined boards under a stairs, notched to support the treads and risers
- ☆ Billiards
- a line indicated but unmarked across the table at one end, from behind which the cue ball must be played after being out of playin full string line
- the act of stroking the cue ball so that it rebounds from the far cushion to stop as close as possible to the string line, for determining the order of play
- a line indicated but unmarked across the table at one end, from behind which the cue ball must be played after being out of play
- Particle Physics in string theory, any of various extremely tiny, one-dimensional, vibrating stringlike particles thought to be the basic units of matter
Origin: Middle English streng ; from Old English akin to German strang: see strong
transitive verb strung, stringing
- to fit or provide with a string or strings: to string a longbow, a violin, etc.
- to thread or bead on a string
- to tie, pull, fasten, hang, lace, etc. with a string or strings
- to adjust or tune the strings of (a musical instrument) by tightening, etc.
- to make tense, nervous, or keyed (up)
- to remove the strings from (beans, etc.)
- to arrange or set forth in a row or successive series
- to stretch or extend like a string: to string a cable
- to form into a string or strings
- to stretch out in a line; extend; stretch; move or progress in a string
- to serve as a stringer (for a newspaper, magazine, etc.)
- Billiards lag ()
of or composed for stringed instruments: string quartet
- stringless adjective