main line

main line
Synonyms and related words:
L, branch, cable railway, cog railway, el, electric railway, elevated, elevated railway, embankment, feeder, feeder line, gravity-operated railway, horse railway, junction, light railroad, line, metro, monorail, rack railway, rack-and-pinion railway, rail, rail line, railroad, railway, roadbed, roadway, sidetrack, siding, street railway, streetcar line, subway, switchback, terminal, terminus, track, tram, tramline, trestle, trolley line, trunk, trunk line, tube, turnout, underground

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  • main line — principal line of a railway, 1841; meaning affluent area of residence is by 1917, originally (with capitals) that of Philadelphia, from the main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad which added local stops to a string of backwater towns west of the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • main|line — «MAYN LYN», adjective, verb, lined, lin|ing. –adjective. 1. traveling on or situated along a main line: »mainline towns. 2. having a well established or prominent position; being part of the mainstream: »mainline Protestant churches.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • main-line — ˌmain ˈline ; adjective • a main line station Main entry: ↑main linederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • main line — n. Ahe principal route of a transportation system, such as a railroad or bus line. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • main line — n an important railway that connects two cities ▪ the main line to Moscow >mainline adj [only before noun] ▪ a mainline station …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • main line — main′ line′ n. 1) rai a principal highway or railway line 2) sts Slang. an accessible vein that can be used to inject a narcotic •• Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • main line — ► NOUN 1) a chief railway line. 2) informal a principal vein as a site for a drug injection …   English terms dictionary

  • Main Line — Main Line, adj. Main Liner, n. 1. a fashionable residential district west of Philadelphia. 2. any fashionable district where socially prominent people live. * * * …   Universalium

  • main line — n slang a principal vein of the circulatory system …   Medical dictionary

  • main line — noun count an important railroad between two cities …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • main line — Shaft Shaft, n. [OE. shaft, schaft, AS. sceaft; akin to D. schacht, OHG. scaft, G. schaft, Dan. & Sw. skaft handle, haft, Icel. skapt, and probably to L. scapus, Gr. ????, ????, a staff. Probably originally, a shaven or smoothed rod. Cf. {Scape} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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