Lifeline meaning

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(palmistry) A line in the palm of the hand, curving about the base of the thumb, that reveals facts about a person's life.
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A diagonal line crossing the palm of the hand and believed to indicate the length and major events of one's life.
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A rope or line for saving life, as one thrown to a person in the water.
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Any rope strung along or above a vessel's weather deck to provide a handhold as in rough weather.
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The rope by means of which a diver is raised and lowered, used by the diver for signaling.
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A commercial, esp. maritime, route of great importance.
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A route that is the only one over which supplies can be transported to a certain place.
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Someone or something called upon in time of need.
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A line to which a drowning or falling victim may cling to.
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(nautical) On the deck of a boat, a line to which one can attach oneself to stay aboard on rough seas.
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Origin of lifeline