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"hairline" in British English

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hairlinenoun [C]

uk   /ˈheə.laɪn/  us   /ˈher-/
the ​edge of a person's ​hair, ​especially along the ​top of the forehead (= ​part of the ​face above the ​eyes): He's got a receding hairline (= he's ​losing his ​hair at the ​front of the ​head).

hairlineadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈheə.laɪn/  us   /ˈher-/
(of cracks or ​lines) very ​narrow: a hairline fracture
(Definition of hairline from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hairline" in American English

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hairlinenoun [C]

 us   /ˈheərˌlɑɪn/

hairline noun [C] (head)

the ​edge of a person's ​hair where it ​joins the ​top of the ​face

hairlineadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈheərˌlɑɪn/

hairline adjective [not gradable] (narrow)

(of ​cracks or ​lines) very ​narrow: a hairline ​fracture of a ​bone in the ​hand
(Definition of hairline from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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