:a line of transportation or communication on land;
:a telephone line that transmits signals from one station to another directly along a wire without the use of radio waves
—often used before another noun
- 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
: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