- a plant where heating and illuminating gas is manufactured and piped to homes and buildings.
Origin of gasworks
Also called gashouse.
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Examples from the Web for gasworks
I bought these gasworks and I own them, and I am satisfied to go on owning them.Back Home
Irvin S. Cobb
There was a noise of business from the gasworks, and the electric lamps were all alight.The War of the Worlds
H. G. Wells
Ghostly flames, leaping and falling, leaping and falling, showed where a gasworks lay on the Greenwich bank ahead.Dope
Chemical works also find employment for twenty-six thousand, and gasworks for ten thousand work people.The Scientific Basis of National Progress
Gabriel felt humiliated by the failure of his irony and by the evocation of this figure from the dead, a boy in the gasworks.Dubliners
- (functioning as singular) a plant in which gas, esp coal gas, is made
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