Mason-Dixon line


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Mason-Dixon Line
The original line extended from the southeast corner of the colony of Pennsylvania 233 miles west and 82 miles south.

Ma·son-Dix·on Line

 (mā′sən-dĭk′sən)
A line marking the boundary between the colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland, established between 1763 and 1767 by the British surveyors Charles Mason (1730-1787) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779). It was regarded as the division between free and slave states before the Civil War.

Mason-Dixon Line

(ˈmeɪsə n ˈdɪksən) or

Mason and Dixon Line

n
(Human Geography) the state boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania: surveyed between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon; popularly regarded as the dividing line between North and South, esp between the free and the slave states before the American Civil War

Ma′son-Dix′on line`

or Ma′son and Dix′on line`,


n.
the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland surveyed (1763–67) by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, regarded as separating North from South.
[1770–80, Amer.]
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Noun1.Mason-Dixon line - the boundary between Maryland and PennsylvaniaMason-Dixon line - the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania; symbolic dividing line between North and South before the American Civil War
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