trunk line


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trunk line

n.
1. A direct line between two telephone switchboards.
2. The main line of a communications or transportation system.

trunk line

n
1. (Telecommunications) a direct link between two telephone exchanges or switchboards that are a considerable distance apart
2. (Railways) the main route or routes on a railway

trunk′ line`


n.
1. a major long-distance transportation line.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trunk line - line that is the main route on a railwaytrunk line - line that is the main route on a railway
rail line, railway line, line - the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
2.trunk line - a telephone line connecting two exchanges directlytrunk line - a telephone line connecting two exchanges directly
Translations

trunk line

n (Rail, Telec) → linea principale
References in classic literature ?
His train runs from Cleveland to where it connects with a great trunk line railroad with terminals in Chicago and New York.
A paper of the first class, such as The New York World, has now an outfit of twenty trunk lines and eighty telephones.
The PSP chief said there was a dire need to install main trunk line to cover the entire city to ensure water supply.
9 billion cubic meters of gas and sent it to the nationwide gas trunk line in the first half (March 20-September 21) of the current Iranian year of 1395 (Started on March 20).
The Fourth Shaan-Jing Gas Pipeline includes a trunk line and three branches.
That trunk line was anywhere from 18 inches all the way up to 48 inches, the biggest pipe we laid on this job.
As part of the agreement, the company will provide supporting infrastructure that includes condensate, gas and water field handling (the Field Hub), a gas gathering trunk line and a fuel line for a total expected capital cost of approximately CAD130m.
subsidiary of has completed the assignment of its interest in oil mining lease 29 and the Nembe Creek Trunk Line (OML29 and NCTL) and related facilities in the Eastern Niger Delta.
The Kyrgyz government instructed the government agencies and local government bodies to provide all possible assistance in construction of the Bishkek-Osh-Batken fiber optic trunk line.
The South Spraberry trunk line consists of a 50-mile pipeline extending from Midland, to northwest Reagan County and connecting to PAA's existing Spraberry Pipeline that runs to southeast Reagan County.
The trunk line that broke was installed in 1914 and had been scheduled for replacement in the near future under a $1.
WEST BOYLSTON - Selectmen have reluctantly agreed to a request by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation to participate in meetings concerning the Rutland-Holden sewer trunk line.