branch line
a thin and strong line by which a hook is attached to the main or back line of a troll or long line

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  • branch line — branch lines N COUNT A branch line is a railway line that goes to small towns rather than one that goes between large cities …   English dictionary

  • branch line — branch ,line noun count a railroad track between small towns on which small and fairly slow trains run. A track between larger towns, with larger and faster trains, is called a main line …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Branch line — articleissues cleanup=July 2008 globalize=July 2008A branch line is a secondary railway line which branches off a more important through route, usually a main line. A very short branch line may be called a spur line . David Blyth Hanna, the first …   Wikipedia

  • branch line — noun a railway line connected to a trunk line • Syn: ↑spur track, ↑spur • Hypernyms: ↑line, ↑railway line, ↑rail line • Hyponyms: ↑loop line * * * a rail line …   Useful english dictionary

  • branch line — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms branch line : singular branch line plural branch lines a railway track between small towns on which small and fairly slow trains run. A track between larger towns, with larger and faster trains, is called a… …   English dictionary

  • branch-line — atšaka statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Atsišakojusi dalis. atitikmenys: angl. branch line; loop; offset; tap; tapping vok. Ableitung, f; Abzweig, m; Abzweigung, f rus. ответвление, n pranc. branchement, m; prise, f …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • branch line — /ˈbræntʃ laɪn/ (say branch luyn) noun a minor railway line, often connected to the main line at one end only …   Australian English dictionary

  • branch line — a rail line, directly or indirectly connected with a main line, having its own stations and service. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • branch line — railway line connected (either directly or indirectly) to a main line …   English contemporary dictionary

  • branch line — noun a secondary railway line running from a main line to a terminus …   English new terms dictionary

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