cheatline

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Etymology[edit]

cheat +‎ line, because the first cheatlines aimed to "cheat the eye", making aircraft appear more streamlined.

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cheatline (plural cheatlines)

  1. (aviation) In civil aviation, a decorative horizontal band of color applied to both sides of an aircraft's fuselage of as part of its livery.

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Airlines with liveries featuring decades-old cheatline designs include American Airlines, Alitalia, and LOT Polish Airlines.

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