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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.
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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
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trunk′ line`


n.
1. a major long-distance transportation line.
[1850–55]
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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
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Translations

trunk line

n (Rail, Telec) → linea principale
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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.
"From ocean to ocean"--so say the Americans; and these four words compose the general designation of the "great trunk line" which crosses the entire width of the United States.
A paper of the first class, such as The New York World, has now an outfit of twenty trunk lines and eighty telephones.
The Abura Crude Trunk Line operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) at the Delta community of Otu-jeremi, in Ughelli South Local Government Area has been gutted by fire.
'The locations of Shahdara, Simly Dam and Bari Imam have housings in their vicinity which lack any trunk line (sewage line) due to illegal status of the housing schemes developed.
The Nembe trunk line is operated by the Port Harcourt-based Aiteo Group and carries crude to the Bonny export terminal.
Bong, add another trunk line. The present setup can't accommodate all the calls.
The PSP chief said there was a dire need to install main trunk line to cover the entire city to ensure water supply.
The Alaska portion will deliver gigabit and higher bandwidth services on a 1,400-mile sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic network, including a subsea trunk line from Prudhoe Bay to Nome with branching lines to Utqiagvik, Wainwright, Point Hope, and Kotzebue.
The gas company has not said how much of the trunk line's capacity is already being delivered to the Iranian public.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Bid Boland Gas Refining Company refined more than 2.9 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).