branch line

noun

plural branch lines
: a secondary line usually of a railroad

Examples of branch line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trail’s nine branch lines connect users to dozens of county parks, beer gardens and attractions in the area. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 23 May 2024 The Union Square branch line is being closed on Sept. 18 for 25 days to repair the Squires Bridge on McGrath Highway that carries traffic over the Green Line tracks, the state Department of Transportation announced. Taylor Dolven, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of branch line was in 1821

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“Branch line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/branch%20line. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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