What does the word beeline mean?

Usage examples for beeline

  1. Moze held a beeline southwest, and he yelled seldom. – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  2. He recovered in time to nearly drop it again, as the Patron Ik'Spir Pat's hoverchair glided out the Centre's doors and made a beeline for Hershie. – Super Man and the Bug Out by Cory Doctorow
  3. These manoeuvres soon scattered the crowd, and Tom rode on, laughing and waving his hand; whilst the fleet- footed of the village urchins started in a beeline across the meadows for Gablehurst, knowing that the lady there would certainly bestow a silver groat upon him who first brought the news that Master Tom was at hand! – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green