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branch line

[′branch ‚līn]
(civil engineering)
A secondary line in a railroad system that connects to the main line.
(engineering)
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branch line

1. A water supply line which connects one or more fixtures with the main supply, with a riser, or with another branch.
2. A pipe in which fire sprinklers (i.e., sprinkler heads) are placed.
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A IT was a branch line of the Derbyshire and East Coast Railway and was used to collect coal from pits and factories.
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