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Meaning of “landline” in the English Dictionary

"landline" in British English

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landlinenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlænd.laɪn/
a ​phone that is ​connected to the ​phonesystem by ​wires a ​cable (= set of ​wires) that ​carriesphonesignals under the ​ground
(Definition of landline from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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landlinenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlændlaɪn/ COMMUNICATIONS
a set of ​wires that ​carriesphonesignals and ​connects homes and ​offices to the ​phonesystem: The ​carrier has 17 million ​local landline ​customers.
a ​phone that is not a ​mobilephone and that is ​connected to the ​phonesystem 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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