Definition of chat line in English:

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chat line

(also chatline)

noun

1A telephone service that allows conversation among a number of people who call into it separately.
Example sentences
  • In 1989, the company banned telephone chatlines after discovering people were becoming addicted to them.
  • Thankfully, when telephone chatlines first emerged, age was against me.
  • He moved to Wiltshire a few months later after meeting the mother of the four-year-old girl through a telephone chatline.
1.1The access to, or connection with, a chat room.
Example sentences
  • I understand she's formed a chat line between all the medics on board the boats so they can know if there are any problems, which is very good.
  • A parliamentary chat line could be established.
  • I think they met on some computer chat line last month or so.

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