neat line


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neat line

[′nēt ‚līn]
(civil engineering)
The line defining the limits of an aspect of construction, such as an excavation or a wall. Also known as net line.
(mapping)
That border line which indicates the limits of an area shown on a map or chart.

neat line, net line

1. A line which defines the limits of work, such as an excavation, cut stone, etc.
2. The true face line of a building regardless of the projections of the stones; a line back of, or inside of, incidental projections.
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