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English definition of “landline”

landline

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈlændlaɪn/ COMMUNICATIONS
a set of wires that carries phone signals and connects homes and offices to the phone system: The carrier has 17 million local landline customers.
a phone that is not a mobile phone and that is connected to the phone system by wires: Her cell phone's switched off. I'll try her on her landline.
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(Definition of landline from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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