how to pronounce lifeline


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“… no money and still the lifeline of our …”

meanings of lifeline


  1. A line to which a drowning or falling victim may cling.
  2. On the deck of a boat, a line to which one can attach oneself to stay aboard on rough seas.
  3. A source of salvation in a crisis.
  4. System or structure of vital importance to a community.
  5. A line from the diver to a tender at the surface control point.
  6. A means or route for transporting indispensable supplies.
  7. A particular crease in the palm.