Definition of “color line” - English Dictionary

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“color line” in British English

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color linenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈkʌl.ə ˌlaɪn/ us /ˈkʌl.ɚ ˌlaɪn/ US US also color bar, UK colour bar

Examples from literature

  • He said he was very much opposed to the color line in politics. 
  • He saw, however, that commerce recognized no color line. 
  • If such a statement is wholly true, the color line can hardly be justified, but must be regarded, as it is now the case sometimes, as merely the expression of prejudice and ignorance. 
  • The uplift of women is, next to the problem of the color line and the peace movement, our greatest modern cause. 
  • This difference has largely disappeared, but some vestiges of the color line remain. 

(Definition of “color line” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)