hotline

[ hot-lahyn ]
/ ˈhɒtˌlaɪn /

noun

adjective

Chiefly Canadian. of or relating to a radio program that receives telephone calls from listeners on the air.

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Origin of hotline

First recorded in 1950–55; hot + line1
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British Dictionary definitions for hotline

hotline
/ (ˈhɒtˌlaɪn) /

noun

a direct telephone, teletype, or other communications link between heads of government, for emergency use
any such direct line kept for urgent use
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