Definition of "landline" []

  • A communications cable, as one used to transmit telephone or telegraph signals. (noun)
  • A telephone attached to a network by a socket, as opposed to a mobile phone (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A telecommunications wire or cable laid over land (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "landline" in a sentence
  • "Only when I call a landline which is almost never."
  • "For the average Joe, having his own private cellphone with “flat rate” calling at $45/month trumps sharing a ball-and-chain landline at home with Mom, Dad, or the Wife and Kids."
  • "The cheapest landline is about $25/month for no features after all the fees and taxes are added."