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 project will also include final design of multiple detention ponds throughout the drainage basin, a storm sewer trunk line along West 29th Street and numerous lateral storm sewer lines and inlets originating from the West 29th Street trunk line.
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.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Iranian gas officials announced that Iran's sixth gas trunk line (IGAT-6) which is due to transfer Iran's gas to Europe has been completed by nearly a half.
The trunk line that broke was installed in 1914 and had been scheduled for replacement in the near future under a $1.
We received a call asking if we could inspect the Coxwell Trunk Line as they believed there was some kind of anomaly in the line from a previous incomplete inspection," said Earl Brousseau, senior project manager/owner.
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.
Through further tests, KEPCO aims to make these technologies feasible for commercial use in trunk line communications between large cities.
Horizontal lines, a high belt line and a higher trunk line take you around the car with a deep sense of satisfaction.
This article concludes that removing paper barriers will likely benefit shippers because the savings generated from trunk line competition will likely be passed on to shippers and because the potential distortions generated from strategic behavior and bilateral monopoly will be eliminated.