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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A direct and immediate telephone linkup, especially between heads of government, as for use in a crisis.
  • n. A telephone line that gives quick and direct access to a source of information or help: "This 24-hour hot line has . . . volunteers on duty to talk to callers about personal problemsā€ ( New York).

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  • n. Alternative spelling of hotline.

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  • n. a direct telephone line between two officials

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