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wire +‎ line


wireline (plural wirelines)

  1. (telecommunications) A landline.
    • 2007 January 26, The Associated Press, “Homes and Treasuries Give Investors a Jolt”, in New York Times[1]:
      AT&T rose 16 cents, to $36.79, after the company reported a 17 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit and growth in wireless subscribers and in its regional wireline businesses.
  2. (oil industry) A wire that runs from a drill rig down into the drill hole to support a dead load or other downhole tool.
    • 2005, William C. Lyons & Gary J. Plisga, Standard Handbook of Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, 2nd ed. edition, →ISBN, page 5:
      Most manufacturers of wirelines will construct specially designed armored electrical conductor wirelines for unique downhole operations.