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lifeline

life·line

lifeline

 
 
pronunciation:
laIf laIn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an anchored line or rope thrown to support a person in danger of drowning or falling.
The lifeline we threw out fell short and we feared the fellow would drown.
definition 2: a safety line strung along the deck of a ship as a handhold in stormy weather.
definition 3: the line used to raise and lower a diver.
definition 4: the only available route or means by which necessary or vital supplies can be transported.
definition 5: in palmistry, a curved line at the base of the thumb that reveals information about a person's life.
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