in service

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in service (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly UK) Employed as a domestic servant.
  2. (chiefly US and Canada) Available for use; operational.
    • 2008, Steven Erlanger, "A New Fashion Catches on in Paris: Cheap Bicycle Rentals," New York Times, 13 Jul.,
      About 20,600 Vélib’ bicycles are in service here, with more than 1,450 self-service rental stations.

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in service (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly UK) Whilst a domestic servant.

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