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peak load

noun
1.
the maximum load on an electrical power-supply system Compare base load
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  • All the schoolrooms are in use for something all day long, so the "peak load" is avoided and a great economy effected.

    Six Major Prophets Edwin Emery Slosson
  • It was just before Christmas and the store was approaching the annual peak load of its year's traffic.

    The Romance of a Great Store Edward Hungerford
  • The peak load of peril was confronted and passed, but still his speech ranged over the bait words most potent as verbal sedatives.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
Contemporary definitions for peak load
noun

the maximum demand for electrical power

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