service line


Definition of service line

: a line marked on a court in various games (such as handball or tennis) parallel to the front wall or to the net to mark a boundary of the service area or service court

Examples of service line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Red Wing’s customer service line, 800-733-9464, will temporarily become a job search hotline to connect job candidates to open positions. Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune, "Red Wing Shoes stores to become 'job centers' on Labor Day," 2 Sep. 2020 That case also involved a hole in a gas service line, the report noted. Lorraine Mirabella,, "BGE equipment did not conform to safety standards in Columbia gas explosion, PSC staff report finds," 11 Aug. 2020 People can call the customer service line (303-318-9000 in metro Denver, 800-388-5515 outside of Denver) or go online to 24 hours a day. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "$600 federal unemployment benefit set to expire next week," 17 July 2020 Anyone who was expecting a PIN that never arrived is asked to call the customer service line at 303-318-9000 as there is likely an issue with their claim. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "Colorado unemployment FAQ: How to apply, details about missing PINs and more," 14 Apr. 2020 The city encourages customers who are having trouble paying bills or who would like to make payment arrangements to call the utility department’s customer service line at 785-368-3111. USA TODAY, "Vaccine research, firework plans, school rules: News from around our 50 states," 27 May 2020 In normal times, a smart business also looks at ‘profitability’—which product or service lines have the best return on investment. Rhonda Abrams, USA TODAY, "Your small business and coronavirus: What you should spend money on now," 20 May 2020 Those customer services lines are, understandably, overwhelmed; hold times can be hours-long, especially during peak times. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Consider Before You Cancel Your Flight," 16 Apr. 2020 And my credit card customer service line played music for two hours before disconnecting. Mike Mcintire, New York Times, "The Tickets Home Were $5,000. They Paid It.," 12 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of service line

1875, in the meaning defined above

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6 Sep 2020

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“Service line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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