Share this entry

Share this page

hotline

Syllabification: hot·line
Pronunciation: /ˈhätˌlīn
 
/
(also hot line)

Definition of hotline in English:

noun

A direct telephone line set up for a specific purpose, especially for use in emergencies or for communication between heads of government: a domestic violence hotline
More example sentences
  • In various cities, emergency hotlines and hostels have been set up for women and girls forced to flee their neighbourhoods.
  • The people of Scotland decided the final winners by voting in their thousands via telephone hotlines and the internet.
  • The woman shopkeeper saw her condition and called Childline, an emergency hotline for children in distress.

Definition of hotline in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: ˌprēˈpōtnt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence