Definition of wireline in English:


Syllabification: wire·line
Pronunciation: /ˈwīrˌlīn


  • 1A telegraph or telephone wire.
    More example sentences
    • They would rather do without their wireline telephone than their computer.
    • Convergence became the watchword as boundaries separating local and long-distance, voice and data, cable and telephone, and wireline and wireless services eroded.
    • They'll think nothing of having a wireline phone and two cell phones, one for work and one for friends and family.
  • 2(In the oil industry) a cable for lowering and raising tools and other equipment in a well shaft.
  • 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.

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