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lifeline (plural lifelines)
- A line to which a drowning or falling victim may cling.
- (by extension) A source of salvation in a crisis.
- A means or route for transporting indispensable supplies.
- (engineering) System or structure of vital importance to a community.
- (nautical) On the deck of a boat, a line to which one can attach oneself to stay aboard on rough seas.
- Synonym: jackstay
- (diving) A line from the diver to a tender at the surface control point.
- Synonym: tether
- (palmistry) A particular crease in the palm.
- Synonym: line of life
- → Japanese: ライフライン (raifurain)
line to which a drowning or falling victim may cling
means or route for transporting indispensable supplies
safety line on the deck of a boat
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