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Main Line

 (mān′)
A group of suburbs of southeast Pennsylvania. The fashionable area was named after the chief railroad line traveling west from Philadelphia.

main line

n.
1. A principal section of a railroad line.
2. Slang A principal and easily accessible vein, usually in the arm or leg, into which a drug can be injected.
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main line

n
1. (Railways) railways
a. the trunk route between two points, usually fed by branch lines
b. (as modifier): a main-line station.
2. (Automotive Engineering) US a main road
vb
(Recreational Drugs) (intr) slang to inject a drug into a vein
adj
having an important position, esp having responsibility for the main areas of activity
ˈmainˌliner n
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main′ line′


n.
1. a principal highway or railway line.
2. Slang. an accessible vein that can be used to inject a narcotic.
[1835–45]

main•line

(ˈmeɪnˌlaɪn, -ˈlaɪn)

v. -lined, -lin•ing,
adj. v.i.
1. Slang. to inject a narcotic directly into a vein.
v.t.
2. Slang. to inject (a narcotic) directly into a vein.
adj.
3. having a principal, established, or widely accepted position.
[1935–40, Amer.]
main′lin`er, n.
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Main Line

- The principal line of a railway (1841), it also has the meaning "affluent area of residence" (1930s), originally that of Philadelphia, from the "main line" of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which added local stops to a string of backwater towns west of the city in late 19th century that helped turn them into fashionable suburbs.
See also related terms for railway.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.main line - the principal route of a transportation systemmain line - the principal route of a transportation system
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
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Translations

main line

n (Rail) → linea principale
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