Definition of open line in English:
A telephone line on which conversations can be overheard or intercepted by others.
- ‘We had to open lines of communication and lines of supply in places where we did not necessarily want to put boots on the ground,’ Capt. Homes explained.
- He began by holding up his mobile phone saying, ‘This telephone has an open line to a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.’
- She establishes open lines of communication and an atmosphere of mutual respect among all members of her surgical team.
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Denoting a phone-in radio or television programme.
- After a few years running an open-line radio show, Kiviaq entered law school.
- One caller to an open-line radio show quipped: ‘Ralph can run the country half-drunk better than the other people we have in charge.’
- ‘Newspapers were denouncing me, open-line shows too, and people were phoning me up and threatening me, but a few MPs gave me support, as did the Commissioner of Official Languages,’ Thibodeau says.
Definition of open line in:
- US English dictionary
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