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sight line

1. In an auditorium, an imaginary, uninterrupted straight line drawn between the eye of a spectator and the stage area; if such a line is impeded by a column, the overhang of a balcony, etc., vision is restricted.
2. The line of intersection of a transparent material with an opaque material.
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The road curves all the way round the hill so there is no sight line to start with.
Even after moving the access road further to the west, the intersection does not have sufficient sight lines based on 65-to-70-mph speeds, Access Engineering's Michael Weishar said in a written report.
Now the traffic pattern and sight lines flow seamlessly from the kitchen through the breakfast area to the garden.
Sight lines for the audience at McCaw Hall are much better than to the old house, even at the sides and rear.
Their functional design includes sight lines that provide safer operation by making it easier to operate and maneuver in congested areas.
The Duke Street site's security features include an adequate spread of light from streetlights, clear sight lines from CCTV cameras, clear signs and road markings to assist vehicle movement and methods to reduce speeding within the car park.
Because emergency personnel can become disoriented in a smoke-filled living unit, resident-room doors need to be differentiated from others in the cluster, and additional exit signs may be necessary to cover the diversity of sight lines for residents and staff.
The totally remodeled store, designed by Connie Post, emphasizes long sight lines and displays by category or major lines.
They guide the rescuer to the object's location, where their sight lines intersect.
Because telephone poles, unlike trees, provide clear sight lines for birds, it is impossible for cats to sneak up on them and eat their young.
They claimed that the stadium seating gave patrons without disabilities improved sight lines but "relegate[d] wheelchair-users to inferior seating areas, where they must uncomfortably crane their necks to watch movies.
Because of the inherent strength provided by its shape and construction, the structure does not have to be supported by columns that take up space and block sight lines.