Meaning of “branch line” in the English Dictionary

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"branch line" in British English

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branch linenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbrɑːntʃ ˌlaɪn/ us /ˈbræntʃ ˌlaɪn/

Examples from literature

  • A branch line connects it with the Canadian Pacific. 
  • Branch lines were slow and connections poor. 
  • Here we passed on to a branch line which took us north to the coast. 
  • It is connected with the city by a G.W.R. branch line, of which it is the terminus. 
  • To overcome this inconvenience a branch line was afterwards run up to the town itself. 

(Definition of “branch line” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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