hotline

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noun hot·line \ˈhät-ˌlīn\

Definition of hotline

  1. 1 :  a direct telephone line in constant operational readiness so as to facilitate immediate communication

  2. 2 :  a usually toll-free telephone service available to the public for some specific purpose a consumer hotline

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First Known Use of hotline

1954


HOTLINE Defined for Kids

hotline

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noun hot·line \ˈhät-ˌlīn\

Definition of hotline for Students

  1. :  a direct telephone line for getting help in an emergency

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