guideline

[ gahyd-lahyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF guideline

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GUIDELINE

Even with the help of the guideline it was often difficult enough to find our way.

Attaching his suit to the guideline nearby, part of the rim's "hairnet," he crept out over the inside edge of the rim.

WORD ORIGIN

1785, "line marked on a surface before cutting," from guide + line (n.). Meaning "rope for steering a hot-air balloon" is from 1846. In figurative use by 1948. Related: Guidelines.

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