mul·​ti·​line | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈlīn How to pronounce multiline (audio) , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multiline

: composed of, involving, or able to accommodate more than one line: such as
a : consisting of multiple lines of text a multiline headline : capable of showing, containing, or processing multiple lines of text a multiline display/field New multiline optical character readers are already being put in place; they can read an entire address and spray forth a bar code that stands for a nine-digit ZIP …— Jake Page
b : having or involving multiple telecommunications lines a multiline phone plan
c : having or selling multiple product lines It is a single-line car dealer in an era of hungry multiline megadealers.— Thomas Moore While most agents specialize in life insurance, a growing number (called multiline agents) offer both life and property/casualty policies.Occupational Outlook Handbook

First Known Use of multiline

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Multiline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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