Definition of landline
1 : a line of transportation or communication on land; especially : a telephone line that transmits signals from one station to another directly along a wire without the use of radio waves It reminds me of the tipping point several years ago when people realized they no longer needed a telephone landline and would do just fine with their cell phones. — Rana Foroohar —often used before another noun a landline phone a landline network
2 : a telephone that connects by wire : a landline telephone Of course, if you're really worried, you could ditch your cell phone for a quaint landline. — Kiera Butler
Recent Examples of landline from the Web
Friends reruns are like time capsules from the '90s, between their baby tees, Ross's rock-hard hair gel, and the landlines (really, cell phones would've ruined the series.
A national trucking company substitutes for a large railroad, the big wireless carrier for the incumbent landline provider; perhaps someday, Tesla and its solar-and-storage installations will replace your local utility and its grid.
Leigh Fox, the CEO of Cincinnati Bell, described Hawaiian Telecom as the Cincinnati Bell of the 50th state, a legacy landline service provider that has diversified as customers continue to cut the cord.
The move was aggressively counterintuitive—a bold bid for growth through landlines at a time when many of its peers were looking to opportunities in the fast-growing wireless category.
The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll surveyed 1,205 adults on landline and mobile numbers from June 21-25.
The poll surveyed 1,117 adults nationwide, including users of landline and cellular phones, over June 15-18 and has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.
This Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll was conducted April 13-May 1 with a random national sample of 1,686 U.S. adults contacted on landline and cellphones with an overall margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
The lawsuit against the landline phone and Internet provider was filed this week in an Arizona Superior Court.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'landline.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of landline
Learn More about landline
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up landline? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).