- subjected to or capable of operating under relatively high voltage: high-tension wire.
Origin of high-tension
First recorded in 1910–15
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Ray five-eight was high-tension, high-frequency alternating current.Skylark Three
Edward Elmer Smith
I dove low at the ground, flew under some high-tension wires.Test Pilot
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Then they were paralyzed, like they had hold of a high-tension line.Operation Terror
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Now that we are able to transmit power cheaply by high-tension currents, it is easy to see what this means.
This outer coil is termed the "secondary" winding and is the one from which the high-tension, or transformed, current is taken.The Gasoline Motor
Harold Whiting Slauson
- (modifier) subjected to, carrying, or capable of operating at a relatively high voltagea high-tension wire Abbreviation: HT
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- Having a high voltage, or designed to work at or sustain high voltages. High-tension wires used to carry electrical power over long distances sustain voltages over 200,000 volts. Compare low-tension.
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