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fall line

n.
1. The steepest possible line of descent from a given point on a slope.
2. A line connecting the waterfalls of upland rivers before they reach a common coastal plain, often marking the limit of upstream navigation and indicating a zone of potential water power for industrial purposes.

fall line

n
1. (Skiing) skiing the natural downward course between two points on a slope
2. (Physical Geography) the edge of a plateau

Fall Line

n
(Placename) a natural junction, running parallel to the E coast of the US, between the hard rocks of the Appalachians and the softer coastal plain, along which rivers form falls and rapids

fall′ line`


n.
1. the natural boundary between an upland and a lowland, as a piedmont and a coastal plain: marked, in temperate or humid areas, by waterfalls and rapids.
2. Skiing. the path of natural descent from one point on a slope to another.
[1880–85]

fall line

Most direct route to the bottom of a slope.
Translations

fall line

n (Skiing) → linea di massima pendenza
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He used the opportunity to show his own Red product offerings, plus his fall lines for Giorgio Armani Collection and Prive couture.
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The company expects fall lines to bolster its clothing sales by September.
But lately it has become apparent that there has been a shift in the traditional time frame as vendors show their fall lines two months ahead of the official market schedule.
We placed the show in its June time slot to give exhibitors a chance to preview their fall lines to West Coast buyers before the DECOR expo--Atlanta show in September."
The weaker results were attributed to slow sales of fall lines of women's clothing because of sultry weather in the month, and a turndown in menswear in reaction to strong sales a year earlier, the association said.