landline

[ land-lahyn ]
/ ˈlændˌlaɪn /

noun

a circuit of wire or cable connecting two ground locations.
a telecommunications line, service, or connection that uses wire running over land or underground to connect to a network: telegraph and telephone landlines.
Also called landline telephone, landline phone . a telephone that is connected by wire to a network.
Citizens Band Radio Slang. a telephone.

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Origin of landline

First recorded in 1860–65; land + line1
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British Dictionary definitions for landline

land line

noun

a telecommunications wire or cable laid over land
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