landline
noun Date: 1865 a line of communication (as by telephone cable) on land

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  • landline — land‧line [ˈlændlaɪn] noun [countable] TELECOMMUNICATIONS a telephone connection that receives a signal from wires attached to poles or from a cable (= thick wire ) under the ground: • I ll call you back on the landline, it s cheaper. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • landline — (n.) also land line, by 1861, originally a telegraph wire run over land (as opposed to under sea); from LAND (Cf. land) (n.) + LINE (Cf. line) (n.). In modern use (by 1965), a telephone line which uses wire or some other material (distinguished… …   Etymology dictionary

  • landline — ► NOUN ▪ a conventional telecommunications connection by cable laid across land …   English terms dictionary

  • Landline — A landline, main line or fixed line is a telephone line which travels through a solid medium, either metal wire or optical fibre. This is distinguished from a mobile cellular line, where the medium used is the airwaves. Landlines usually cost… …   Wikipedia

  • landline — UK [ˈlæn(d)ˌlaɪn] / US [ˈlændˌlaɪn] noun [countable] Word forms landline : singular landline plural landlines 1) a cable (= set of wires) that carries telephone signals under or over the ground, used when comparing this to signals sent using a… …   English dictionary

  • landline — land|line [ lænd,laın ] noun count 1. ) a CABLE (=set of wires) that carries telephone signals under or over the ground, used when comparing this to signals sent using a satellite: landline technology 2. ) a telephone that is not a mobile phone:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • landline — /ˈlændlaɪn/ (say landluyn) noun 1. a telecommunications line running under or over the ground. 2. Also, landline telephone. a telephone using a landline. Also, land line, fixed line …   Australian English dictionary

  • landline — noun Landline is used before these nouns: ↑phone …   Collocations dictionary

  • landline — A good old phone line, with actual copper cables. Or a phone that s attached to such a line. I can t hear a thing you re saying. Hold on, lemme call you from a landline …   Dictionary of american slang

  • landline — A good old phone line, with actual copper cables. Or a phone that s attached to such a line. I can t hear a thing you re saying. Hold on, lemme call you from a landline …   Dictionary of american slang

  • landline — Trucker slang for Telephone as in It is hard to find a landline when you need one …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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