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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 ?
A paper of the first class, such as The New York World, has now an outfit of twenty trunk lines and eighty telephones.
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.
The scope of the FEED, which was awarded to McDermott Middle East includes engineering design for eight unmanned wellhead platform topsides, four 38" trunk lines and four 28" intrafield lines, and is expected to take one year to complete
Pangilinan said PLDT added 24 trunk lines to the hotline 'to ease congestion' on Tuesday, two days after the President made his threat.
(PLDT), on Tuesday assured President Duterte that the phone giant will install more trunk lines so that the Citizens' Complaint Center 8888 hot-line number would be more accessible to the public.
Duterte threatens to shut down PLDT over always busy' anti-graft hotline !-- -- (philstar.com) - February 26, 2019 - 2:19pm MANILA, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to shut down PLDT Inc if the telecommunication giant won't set up more trunk lines to accommodate calls to a citizens' complaint line for reporting corrupt government workers.
He pointed out that even if K-4 was completed, it would not be able to supply water to the people of Karachi as main trunk lines and internal network of the KWSB within the city had not been upgraded and no new trunk lines lay to ensure supply of water to the uncovered areas such as Lyari, Orangi, Defence, etc.
Compared with the traditional fixed time control delay time, the experimental data description algorithm BHPW-PSO can improve traffic efficiency of traffic trunk lines, the decrease in the system of vehicle delay time, up to the purpose of optimizing the trunk.
The company is eyeing building pipelines, trunk lines and treatment plants in six catchment areas, said the Times of Oman report.
Hotels can identify underutilized trunk lines to eliminate telecom costs and improve the efficiency of their communication network.