- main stem
- A slang expression for main line of a railroad. Anno: 80 ALR 279. Also slang for the principal street of a municipality.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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Main Stem — is 1942 instrumental by Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra. Although recorded in 1942, the single would not be released until 1944 where it was Duke Ellington s last of four number one s on the Harlem Hit Parade. Main Stem would also peak at … Wikipedia
main stem — main′ stem′ n. the main street of a city or town • Etymology: 1825–35 … From formal English to slang
main stem — ☆ main stem n. Slang 1. MAIN DRAG 2. MAINLINE … English World dictionary
Main stem — The Mississippi River drainage basin with the main stem highlighted in dark blue In relation to hydrology, a main stem is the primary downstream segment of a river, as contrasted to its tributaries . Another common term for the main stem, the… … Wikipedia
main stem — noun : a main trunk or channel: as a. : the main course of a river or stream apt to miss this offshoot to the left because the main stem to the creek went straight ahead through the trees N.C.McDonald b. : the main line of a railroad c … Useful english dictionary
main stem — noun Date: 1671 a main trunk or channel: as a. the main course of a river or stream b. the main street of a city or town … New Collegiate Dictionary
main stem — Slang. the main street of a city or town; the main drag. [1825 35, Amer.] * * * … Universalium
main stem — the largest channel of a stream or river … Dictionary of ichthyology
main drag — noun the main street of a town or city (Freq. 1) • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism • Hypernyms: ↑main street, ↑high street * * * Slang. the main street of a city or town; main stem. [1850 55] * * * … Useful english dictionary
main — 1. adj. & n. adj. 1 chief in size, importance, extent, etc.; principal (the main part; the main point). 2 exerted to the full (by main force). n. 1 a principal channel, duct, etc., for water, sewage, etc. (water main). 2 (usu. in pl.; prec. by… … Useful english dictionary