- 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.
Origin of landline
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Examples from the Web for landline
During one late-evening delivery, when he saw the office was mostly empty, he asked if he could use the landline.Bergdahl’s Dad: Drone Killed Captor’s Kid
June 6, 2014
The move is an acknowledgment that the landline business is largely dead and the mobile phone has saturated the world.Wall Street Plays Defense
September 3, 2013
Meanwhile, voice—i.e., landline telephone service—also seems to have peaked.Why Time Warner Cable Can’t Cave to CBS’s Demands
August 10, 2013
I cannot believe Annabelle would refuse an iPhone and prefer a landline.Do I Have to Read Jackie Collins?
February 27, 2010
Word Origin and History for landline
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