slant line

slant line (plural slant lines)

  1. (typography) Synonym of slash#English|slash ⟨/⟩.
    • 1965, Dmitri A. Borgmann, Language on Vacation, page 240:
      Initial inquiries among professional typists uncover names like smallcaps slant, smallcaps slant line, smallcaps slash, and smallcaps slash mark. Examination of typing instruction manuals discloses additional names such as smallcaps diagonal and smallcaps diagonal mark, and other sources provide the designation smallcaps oblique.

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