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A main line of a railway, telephone system, or other network.
- ‘Once we left the trunk line and entered an unpaved road, there were hardly any vehicles.’
- ‘It was the junction of the main trunk line to New Plymouth, to Auckland and Wellington.’
- ‘This was the key trunk line between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, which also linked those cities to larger rural markets.’
- ‘Brave members of the audience are sitting in freight cars that look as if they are about to head off down the main trunk line at any moment.’
- ‘Mexico has no trunk line from the U.S. border to Mexico City, rail line.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.