party-line carrier system

party-line carrier system

[′pärd·ē ¦līn ′kar·ē·ər ‚sis·təm]
(communications)
A single-frequency carrier telephone system in which the carrier energy is transmitted directly to all other carrier terminals of the same channel.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.