Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A line as direct as though drawn or stretched through the air; a bee-line.
  • Straight or direct as a line in the air; not deflected laterally: as, an air-line railroad.

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Examples

  • The poor bloody street coppers seem more like people who have been ordered to do DIY in a burning house while dressed in an old-fashioned - helmet, lead boots and air-line - diving suit.

    The Revolving Door System. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • And bringing them over the air-line -- that means business.

    Chapter 22: The Chicago Commune

  • The shortest strike in air-line history was over -- for now.

    Turbulence Still Ahead

  • A fail-safe method of shutting off the sludge intake when the container is full is required to prevent sludge being carried through the air-line into the vacuum filter and engine.

    Chapter 4

  • A fail-safe method of shutting off the sludge intake when the container is full is required to prevent sludge being carried through the air-line into the vacuum filter and engine.

    Chapter 5

  • I felt my hands - already puffed and numbed by the Icy water -- touch a life-line and air-line and quickly withdrew them.

    When Eight Bells Toll

  • With a pressure of forty pounds to the square inch on that severed air-line, he would be drowning already, his suit filling up with water and weighting him down so that he could never rise again.

    When Eight Bells Toll

  • I sent a cable to Gujar Singh in Bahrein telling him to drop everything and come by air-line to Bangkok at once to meet us there, and told him to cable me care of the Flying Control at Don Muang to say when he would arrive.

    ROUND THE BEND

  • Mr. INGERSOLL floated his powerful mind in air-line railroads.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 11, June 11, 1870

  • It is an "air-line" road, and so perfect that the traveller finds few places where the rails do not meet on either side of him in the horizon.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 61, November, 1862

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