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trunk line

noun
1.
a major long-distance transportation line.
2.
trunk (def 8).
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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British Dictionary definitions for trunk-line

trunk line

noun
1.
a direct link between two telephone exchanges or switchboards that are a considerable distance apart
2.
the main route or routes on a railway
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