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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
by-line
noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ She is a financial journalist with her own by-line.
▪ The midfield can not get to the by-line to cross the ball.
▪ There were no real by-lines on the Bideford Gazette, no printed recognition of who had written the story.
WordNet
by-line
  1. n. a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article [syn: credit line]

  2. an auxiliary activity [syn: avocation, hobby, sideline, spare-time activity]

Usage examples of "by-line".

I am then well shaken up for two or three hours in the Irish mail, and after crawling along a slow by-line for two or three hours more, am at length, at 6:55, landed, battered, tired, dust-blacked and qualmish, at the little roadside station of Caulfield.

Major out-of-state papers instructed their New York correspondents to work on individual by-line stories.

Stopping for coffee and two burritos with green chili in a cafe" near the central plaza, he leafed swiftly through all twenty magazines, marking the stories that carried a Charley Bloom by-line.

He became a fixture in half-a-dozen magazines of the time-some of them no longer with us-and shortly was joined by a number of other by-lines, attached to much the same sort of wry and colorful story.

The bright-burning enthusiasm which had carved out his syndicated by-line was long gone.