single line queue

single line queue - A queuing system to reduce customer waiting time in a postal lobby, using signs with movable stanchions connected by ropes. Customers line up single-file for the next available clerk at a retail window.

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • Queue area — Queue areas are places in which people in line (first come, first served) wait for goods or services. Examples include the DMV, checking out groceries or other goods that have been collected in a self service shop, in a shop without self service …   Wikipedia

  • line — line1 [līn] n. [ME merging OE, a cord, with OFr ligne (both < L linea, lit., linen thread, n. use of fem. of lineus, of flax < linum, flax)] 1. a) a cord, rope, wire, string, or the like b) a long, fine, strong cord with a hook, sinker,… …   English World dictionary

  • Line up — (or line up) may refer to * a queue of waiting people * a police lineup (or identity parade) of suspects * the roster of a sports team at a given time ** batting order in baseball ** the starting position in polocrosse * the members of a music… …   Wikipedia

  • queue — [[t]kju͟ː[/t]] queues, queuing, queued (queueing can also be used as the continuous form.) 1) N COUNT: oft N for n, N of n A queue is a line of people or vehicles that are waiting for something. [mainly BRIT] I watched as he got a tray and joined …   English dictionary

  • line — Synonyms and related words: DMZ, Indian file, L, MO, Spenserian stanza, WATS, WATS line, Zeitgeist, abut, accommodation, accompaniment, accord, accordance, aceldama, acknowledgment, acquiescence, acquire, action, activity, adaptation, adaption,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • queue — Synonyms and related words: Indian file, afterpart, afterpiece, array, articulation, bank, braid, brush, bun, buzz, catena, catenation, cauda, caudal appendage, caudation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, chignon, coil, column, concatenation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • line — I n 1. rule, bar, score, underline, underscore, hairline; mark, stroke, streak, dash, hyphen, virgule, diagonal; marking, inscription, inscript, engraving, incision; scratch, notch, slash, etch, hatching. 2. band, stripe, strip, belt, zone, layer …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • line — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a continuous mark or band made on a surface (drew a line). 2 use of lines in art, esp. draughtsmanship or engraving (boldness of line). 3 a thing resembling such a mark esp. a furrow or wrinkle. 4 Mus. a each of (usu. five)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • single file — noun A line or queue one person wide …   Wiktionary

  • single file — Synonyms and related words: Indian file, array, articulation, bank, buzz, catena, catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, concatenation, connection, consecution, continuum, course, cycle, descent, drone, endless belt, endless round, file,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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