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[land-lahyn] /ˈlændˌlaɪn/

a circuit of wire or cable connecting two ground locations.
a telecommunications line, service, or connection that uses wire running over land or underground to connect to a network:
telegraph and telephone landlines.
Also called landline telephone, landline phone. a telephone that is connected by wire to a network.
Citizens Band Radio Slang. a telephone.

also land-line, by 1861, originally a telegraph wire run over land (as opposed to under sea); from land (n.) + line (n.). In modern use (by 1965), a telephone line which uses wire or some other material (distinguished from a radio or cellular line).


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