Definitions for "Agate Line"
Keywords:  newspaper, column, width, inch, depth
A measure of advertising space, 1/14 of an inch in depth by one column in width. Thus there are 14 agate lines to the column inch. At Michael J. Motto Advertising, we precisely measure all of the classified ads we run and pay only for the exact size ad that runs. In this way we take thousands of dollars in linage corrections each month on behalf of our clients.
A measurement that is one column in width and 1/14 of an inch deep .
Standard unit of measurement for classified advertising space; 14 agate lines equal one column inch.