Direct on-line starting (of a motor) (G.B.)
Alternative term: Across-the-line starting (of a motor) (U.S.A.)
The process of starting a motor at its rated voltage by connecting it directly to the supply.
Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)
International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM