Definition of Branch line

1. Noun. A railway line connected to a trunk line.

Exact synonyms: Spur, Spur Track
Generic synonyms: Line, Rail Line, Railway Line
Specialized synonyms: Loop-line

Definition of Branch line

1. Noun. (context: railroads) A secondary railroad route or one subsidiary to a railroad's main lines. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Branch Line

bran flake
bran muffin
branch line (current term)
branch migration
branch of auriculotemporal nerve to tympanic membrane
branch of glossopharyngeal nerve to stylopharyngeus muscle
branch of government
branch of knowledge
branch off
branch office
branch offices
branch out
branch register
branch registers
branch stacking
branch tee
branch to atrioventricular node

Literary usage of Branch line

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1893)
"I. A free end of a branch-line in a surface is a branch-point. ... The circuit meets the branch-line once, and the sheet is changed because the branch-line ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1917)
"'Пи; company also owns and operates a standard gauge branch line extending from ... This is the branch line to which the order in question relates. ..."

3. Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties by United States, Charles Joseph Kappler (1904)
"To construct at some convenient point upon said branch line within the limits of said reservation, where it will be of the most benefit to the same, ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"... in connection with the aid and interest of the Rock Island Co., the precise length of the branch line could not have been held to be very important. ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1919)
"It may become necessary, in order to furnish proper service, that a railroad company be required to operate a branch line at a loss. ..."

6. Transactions (1877)
"On the other side of the line the branch line rail is laid as a continuous rail, the main line terminating on the inside; a piece of packing is placed in a ..."

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