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main line

1. Railways
a. the trunk route between two points, usually fed by branch lines
b. (as modifier): a main-line station
2. US a main road

Main Line


(Russian, magistral’; from Latin magistralis, “leading”).

(1) The main route, the primary line in communications (railroad main line, waterway main line).

(2) A wide and heavily traveled street in a large city.

(3) The main cable or wire in an electrical circuit or in tele-graph and telephone communications.

(4) The main pipe in a sewerage line or water system.

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Mainline provided free health care and medications for small Delta communities for three decades, even as the region's population declined.
Mainline operational results reflect both Alaska and Virgin America combined.
The company said its acquisition of Mainline is part of a commitment to expanding its geographic footprint.
And while one purpose of this paper is to highlight the differences in the religious trajectories of growing and declining Canadian Mainline church congregants so as to advance understanding of each group, it also has a secondary goal.
Over half a million pints of fresh milk a year will be provided by UK-wide farms to Virgin Trains with some dairies as close as seven miles to the West Coast mainline.
Aboriginal, landowner and community engagement and consultation activities for the Merrick Mainline Pipeline Project have started and will be ongoing through the life of the project.
The proposed project will add new facilities to the company's existing Canadian Mainline natural gas transmission system in southeastern Ontario.
Mainline shippers had also agreed to support surcharges on all barrels moving on the mainline, according to a statement issued by Enbridge and Enbridge Energy Partners.
American Midstream presented three options in the open season: A replication option would involve reconstruction of the mainline pipe, largely along the existing right-of-way at a size and pressure capable of replicating current services; a Natchez Line option would result in the pipeline being rebuilt from Winnsboro, LA to Natchez, MS with retirement of mainline facilities to the north of Wiunsboro to Monroe and from Natchez to Zachary, LA; and a Natchez-Plus Line option would upsize the Natchez Line option to facilitate industrial development and economic growth.
New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) said that mainline container vessel of Pacific International Lines (PIL) m.v.
As part of the deal, which has already been cleared by regulators, shareholders will get 3.6316 S&T common shares for every Mainline share they own.
Pittsburgh-based S&T Bancorp (NASDAQ:STBA) has said that it will complete the acquisition of Mainline Bancorp by March 9.