Pronunciation: (lēn; Fr. lēn'yu), [key]
—pl. lignesPronunciation: (lēnz; Fr. lēn'yu). [key]
1. (in Swiss watchmaking) a unit equal to 0.0888 inch or 2.2558 millimeters, divided into 12 douziemes: used mainly to gauge the thickness of a movement.
2. line1 (def. 44).
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