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hotline

noun [C]     /ˈhɒt.laɪn/ US  /ˈhɑːt-/
a special direct phone connection for emergencies: A national hotline has been set up for students suffering from stress.Communicating by telephone
(Definition of hotline noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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