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Meaning of air-line

air-line

Pronunciation: (âr'līn"), [key]
— adj.
  1. straight; direct; traveling a direct route: Some railroads advertise air-line routes between stations.

air•line

Pronunciation: (âr'līn"), [key]
— n.
    1. a system furnishing air transport, usually scheduled, between specified points.
    2. the airplanes, airports, etc., of such a system.
    3. Often,airlines.a company that owns or operates such a system.
  1. a direct line; beeline.
  2. an airhose used to pipe air to a deep-sea diver, pneumatic drill, etc.
—adj.
  1. of or on an airline.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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