beeline

[ bee-lahyn ]
/ ˈbiˌlaɪn /

noun

a direct route traveled quickly (usually in the phrase make a beeline for): The minute he came home he made a beeline for the refrigerator.

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Origin of beeline

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; bee1 + line1
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British Dictionary definitions for beeline

beeline
/ (ˈbiːˌlaɪn) /

noun

the most direct route between two places (esp in the phrase make a beeline for)
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Idioms and Phrases with beeline

beeline

see make a beeline for.

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