Definition of Trunk line
1. Noun. Line that is the main route on a railway.
2. Noun. A telephone line connecting two exchanges directly.
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Literary usage of Trunk line
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The number of the desired line is then transmitted over the call circuit to the "B" operator, who, by visual inspection, selects an idle trunk line and ..."
2. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1904)
"A description of a single phase, high tension, alternating current system for operating trunk line railways. Conversion takes place on each locomotive and ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"In the early days, an- operator, initiating a trunked connection, by applying the busy test, selected an idle trunk line over which she called the operator ..."
4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"In a proceeding before the Commission to* require trunk line railways to absorb charges of a terminal railway company, on the ground of discrimination as ..."
5. Railroad Traffic and Rates by Emory Richard Johnson, Grover Gerhardt Huebner (1911)
"... trunk line AND CENTRAL FREIGHT ASSOCIATION TERRITORIES Conditions accounting for several rate systems in tlie United States— Territory of the "trunk ..."
6. Railroads, Rates and Regulation by William Zebina Ripley (1913)
"CHAPTER X THE trunk line RATE SYSTEM: A DISTANCE TARIFF Conditions prevalent in 1875 ... THE trunk line freight rate system effectively demonstrates certain ..."