trunk line


noun

a major long-distance transportation line.

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Origin of trunk line

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for trunk line

trunk line

noun

a direct link between two telephone exchanges or switchboards that are a considerable distance apart
the main route or routes on a railway
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