hot line: Meaning and Definition of
- 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.
- a telephone service enabling people to talk confidentially with someone about a personal problem or crisis.
- a telephone line providing customers or clients with direct access to a company or professional service.
Pronunciation: (hot'līn"), [key]
- of or pertaining to a radio program that receives telephone calls from listeners on the air.