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

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Dreama Lovett, 53, works in online grocery for a Walmart in Jacksonville, Florida, a service line targeted by the company’s virtual reality training initiative. Patrick Sisson, Vox, "In Walmart’s virtual reality simulation, Black Friday never ends," 15 Nov. 2018 That is, sections of the water service line are being replaced at the point of school entry. Georeen Tanner, Fox News, "Lead may be making Newark’s water poisonous," 17 Aug. 2018 Chicago has more lead service lines than any other American city, Vallas noted. Michael Hawthorne,, "Vallas promises lead water pipe fix, slams Emanuel for inaction," 26 June 2018 Too often, of course, things can look so great online that consumers are tempted to act first without wondering about the possibility of getting tricked by a spam email, a phony promise and some really bad customer service lines. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Amazon Prime Day: Gift cards, coupons and other scams to watch for," 14 July 2018 Get more contractors on the ground replacing service lines; get a three-year replacement plan finished by the end of 2018. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "The Flint Water Crisis Is Bigger Than Elon Musk," 12 July 2018 La Grange hospital suspended newborn baby deliveries June 1, a temporary move that is part of a change in the hospital’s women and children service line, which will see the hospital combined with the same services at Hinsdale hospital. Hank Beckman,, "Newborn deliveries temporarily suspended at La Grange hospital," 4 June 2018 In the last year, the Water Department issued more than 5,000 notices for property owners to replace water or sewer infrastructure linking them to city service lines. Claudia Vargas,, "'Nightmare on Monroe Street': A tiny Queen Village block's six-year feud with the Philly Water Department," 6 July 2018 Additional cafeteria and food service line upgrades are also included in plans for Maine East and Maine West. Jennifer Johnson,, "District 207 school board approves $145K purchase of new cafeteria seating," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of service line

1875, in the meaning defined above

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