Definition of hotline noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhɒtlaɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːtlaɪn//
    Communication devices, Phone services
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  1. 1a special telephone line that people can use in order to get information or to talk about something a 24-hour confidential hotline An emergency hotline has been set up for the relatives of those involved in the disaster. See related entries: Phone services
  2. 2a direct telephone line between the heads of government in different countries the hotline to the White House See related entries: Communication devices
  3. Extra examples A telephone hotline has been set up to give information about the changed train services. Call our 24-hour hotline to find out if you have won a prize. The company has an information hotline that customers can call if they are worried about products.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hotline