Definition of wireline in English:



  • 1A telegraph or telephone wire.

    • ‘They would rather do without their wireline telephone than their computer.’
    • ‘They'll think nothing of having a wireline phone and two cell phones, one for work and one for friends and family.’
    • ‘Convergence became the watchword as boundaries separating local and long-distance, voice and data, cable and telephone, and wireline and wireless services eroded.’
    • ‘So this idea of a converging in the terminal between wireless and wireline has become real important.’
    • ‘We believe that the future of the wireline business is broadband.’
  • 2(in the oil industry) a cable for lowering and raising tools and other equipment in a well shaft.

    1. 2.1An electric cable used to connect measuring devices in an oil well with indicating or recording instruments at the surface.
  • 3A horizontal watermark in laid paper.