trunk line

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

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  • Trunk line — Trunk Trunk, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in English …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trunk line — trunk′ line n. 1) trs a major long distance transportation line 2) tgp trunk 7) • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • trunk line — ☆ trunk line n. a main line of a railroad, canal, telephone system, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Trunk Line Bridge No. 1 — Infobox nrhp2 | name =Trunk Line Bridge No. 1 nrhp type = caption = Abandoned Peshekee River Bridge in Michigamme Township location= Old US 41/M 28 over Peshekee River, Michigamme Township, Michigan lat degrees = 46 lat minutes = 31 lat seconds …   Wikipedia

  • Trunk Line Bridge No. 1 — Alte Brücke über den Peshekee River. Die Trunk Line Bridge No. 1,[1] auch als Peshekee River Bridge bekannt, ist die erste durch das Michigan State Highway Department erbaute Brücke im Zuge des Highways US 41/M 28. Sie wurde 1914 erbaut und am 17 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • trunk line — noun 1. line that is the main route on a railway • Syn: ↑trunk route • Hypernyms: ↑line, ↑railway line, ↑rail line 2. a telephone line connecting two exchanges directly • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • trunk line — The main line of a railroad. The main line of a public utility. See trunk railway …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • trunk line — 1. a major long distance transportation line. 2. trunk (def. 8). [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • trunk line — noun Date: 1843 1. a transportation system (as an airline, railroad, or highway) handling long distance through traffic 2. a. a main supply channel (as for gas or oil) b. trunk 5b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trunk line — /ˈtrʌŋk laɪn/ (say trungk luyn) noun 1. Telecommunications a telephone line or channel between two exchanges in different parts of a country or of the world, which is used to provide connections between subscribers making long distance calls. 2.… …  

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