from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A principal section of a railroad line.
- n. Slang A principal and easily accessible vein, usually in the arm or leg, into which a drug can be injected.
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- n. The principal route or line of a railway.
- n. In longline fishing the central line to which the branch lines with baits are attached.
- n. A principal vein into which a drug can be injected.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Ahe principal route of a transportation system, such as a railroad or bus line.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the principal route of a transportation system
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I remember to install a progress-capture loop from the anchor to the main line this time, so that if I am successful in raising the boulder even a few inches, I can seize the main line with the Prusik and reset the rest of the system to haul again.
An attack by the battle group recaptured the main line of resistance formerly held by the 560th Heavy Antitank Battalion and it dug in on a line from Pamet to Höfer (two kilometers northeast of Höfer).
It was also running through the Commander's mind, at HQ 4 CMBG, that there might soon be a distinct change of emphasis and alignment of the enemy's main line of thrust.
McLaws occupied the little settlement of Sandy Hook, nestled under the east edge of Maryland Heights on the main line of retreat northward from Harper's Ferry.
Bix's tank was now lying immobilized in front of the Russian main line of resistance.
When III Panzer Corps pulled back to a new main line of resistance on 20 July, the 6th Panzer Division, thanks to the tireless efforts of Dr. Bäke, had available thirty-one tanks and three flamethrower tanks.
At length, after 4:00 P.M., they reached Port Walthall Junction, a discouraged station on the main line to Richmond from which a branch ran to the lower Appomattox.
On the western face of the salient, George Doles's Georgia brigade of Rodes's command held an incomplete work and, 150 to 200 yards in front of it, a main line in the form of a lesser salient that looked out on 200 yards of open ground.
Within our main line of resistance there were over one hundred knocked-out Russian tanks [fourteen of those had been destroyed by von Ribbentrop and his crew].
Nine miles to the southeast was Tunstall's Station on the York River Railroad, McClellan's main line of supply.