mainline

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mainline (not comparable)

  1. normal, principal or standard.
  2. (rail transport) Of or pertaining to the principal route or line of a railway.
  3. (rail transport) Of or pertaining to a surface railway as distinct from an underground, elevated or light rail one.

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mainline (third-person singular simple present mainlines, present participle mainlining, simple past and past participle mainlined)

  1. To inject (a drug) directly into a vein.

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mainline (plural mainlines)

  1. (aviation) An airline's main operating unit, as opposed to codeshares or regional subsidiaries.
  2. (computing) The main repository for a software project, from which different versions (forks) may be split off.

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