Meaning of date line

date' line".

Pronunciation: [key]
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Pronunciation: (dāt'līn"), [key]
— n., v., -lined, -lin•ing.
  1. a line giving the place of origin and usually the date of a news dispatch or the like.
  1. to furnish (a news story) with a dateline: He datelines his reports Damascus.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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