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hotline

[hot-lahyn] /ˈhɒtˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
adjective
2.
Chiefly Canadian. of or relating to a radio program that receives telephone calls from listeners on the air.
Origin of hotline
1950-1955
1950-55; hot + line1
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hotline

/ˈhɒtˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
a direct telephone, teletype, or other communications link between heads of government, for emergency use
2.
any such direct line kept for urgent use
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hot line

n phr,n

An emergency telephone line or number: Clearly, hot lines are no cure for the complex, overall problem of drug abuse/ a community ''hot line'' to head off gang wars

[mid-1950s+; popularized by the telephone line between the White House and the Kremlin]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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hotline in Technology
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