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power line

noun, Electricity.
a line for conducting electric power.
Origin of power line
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He was responsible for maintaining generators, wells, pumps and doing the power line work.

    Trinity [Atomic test] Site White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs Office
  • The power line and the high steel tower were hurtling at him.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Under Johnny's direction, a crew of technicians ran a power line into the slightly-wrecked chicken house.

    Make Mine Homogenized Rick Raphael
  • In point of fact, the charge is set with an interrupter detonator which will explode as soon at the power line is severed.

    The Great Drought Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • In five minutes the power line had been cut and cables spliced to the ends.

  • He crawled under the bench to where the power line for the light ran down the wall, and there connected them.

    The Martian Allen Glasser
  • He knows that you are chained close to the explosive and that it is rigged with a detonator, connected with the power line.

    The Great Drought Sterner St. Paul Meek
British Dictionary definitions for power line

power line

a set of conductors used to transmit and distribute electrical energy Sometimes shortened to line
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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