Definition of airline in English:


Syllabification: air·line
Pronunciation: /ˈe(ə)rˌlīn


  • 1An organization providing a regular public service of air transportation on one or more routes.
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    • Which further low cost routes would you like airlines to serve from Manchester Airport?
    • It is a matter of public record that some airlines have had to be bailed out by their governments.
    • UK airlines will meet transport officials in Whitehall this week to discuss a response.
  • 1.1 (usually air line) A route that forms part of a system regularly used by aircraft.
  • 2 (usually air line) A pipe supplying air: use an air line to inflate those tires
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    • Connected by an air line to a surface boat, he entered the loch as a crowd of onlookers cheered him on.
    • With the worker finally clear from our train and the air line now charged up, we finally got underway at 7:07 PM, having missed our scheduled 7:00 PM departure.
    • I was so afraid of something stupid happening, like an air line blowing off or a fuel line breaking.

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