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branch line

noun
1.
a rail line, directly or indirectly connected with a main line, having its own stations and service.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • Suppose there is a runaway trolley car on a line that cannot be stopped, but it can be switched onto a branch line.
  • Lower laterals are the remaining section of the branch line, which runs from the property line to the sewer main.
  • In some cases, a single branch line at the peak of the attic can provide complete protection.
British Dictionary definitions for branch line

branch line

noun
1.
(railways) a secondary route to a place or places not served by a main line
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