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hot' line"




1. a direct telecommunications link, as a telephone line or Teletype circuit, enabling immediate communication between heads of state in an international crisis: the hot line between Washington and Moscow.
2. a telephone service enabling people to talk confidentially with someone about a personal problem or crisis.
3. a telephone line providing customers or clients with direct access to a company or professional service. Also,hotline.

hot•line



Pronunciation: (hot'līn"), [key]
n.
See hot line.

adj.
Chiefly Canadian.of or pertaining to a radio program that receives telephone calls from listeners on the air.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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