supply line

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supply line (plural supply lines)

  1. The chain of transportation mechanisms supplying food and materiel to an army in battle, or other field operation.
  2. (by extension) Any system in place to provide resources to a group.
    • 2018 February 24, Paul Rees, “Finn Russell masterminds historic Scotland victory over England”, in The Guardian[1]:
      John Barclay and McInally controlled the tackle area, denying England quick possession and fracturing the champions’ supply line, Simon Berghan anchored the scrum and behind Finn Russell, missing in action in the opening two rounds, fulfilled his captain Barclay’s prediction on the eve of the game that he would be the man of the match.