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[hot-lahyn] /ˈhɒtˌlaɪn/

Chiefly Canadian. of or relating to a radio program that receives telephone calls from listeners on the air.
a direct telephone, teletype, or other communications link between heads of government, for emergency use
any such direct line kept for urgent use

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]

1. Hotline Communications Ltd..
2. Hotline Connect.


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  • Hot-line

    noun 1. a direct telecommunications link, as a telephone line or Teletype circuit, enabling immediate communication between heads of state in an international crisis: the hot line between Washington and Moscow. 2. a telephone service enabling people to talk confidentially with someone about a personal problem or crisis. 3. a telephone line providing customers or […]

  • Hotline communications ltd.

    company The company that developes and distributes Hotline Connect. (http://BigRedH.com/index2.html). (1999-12-07)

  • Hotline connect

    messaging A suite of communication products developed by Hotline Communications Ltd. Hotline Connect is a real-time, multi-platform Internet/Intranet communication suite, that operates independent of the World-Wide Web. It provides easy-to-use private and public virtual community building and live interaction with real-time chat, conferencing, messaging, data warehousing, file transfer, and viewing. Version: 1.7.2, as of 1999-12-07. […]

  • Hotliner

    [hot-lahy-ner] /ˈhɒtˌlaɪ nər/ noun 1. a person who speaks to callers on a telephone . 2. Also, hot-liner. Chiefly Canadian. a radio broadcaster who accepts calls on the air from individuals using a telephone set up for that purpose.

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