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[wes-ting-hous] /ˈwɛs tɪŋˌhaʊs/
George, 1846–1914, U.S. inventor and manufacturer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The type "C" series of batteries is the Westinghouse standard.

  • This was the Westinghouse deal, of which the papers were full at the time.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • There came a crash in Westinghouse stocks, and their price melted.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • Westinghouse did have one, after all, and the Russians still have one.

    That Sweet Little Old Lady Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
  • In 1868, Westinghouse made his epochal invention, the railway air-brake.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
  • Westinghouse was doing a larger business than he had capital for.

  • All Westinghouse needed at that time was money in order to protect his business.

  • In this emergency a tankful of sand is better than all the air Westinghouse ever stored.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
Westinghouse in Science
American engineer and manufacturer who introduced the high-voltage alternating current system for the transmission of electricity in the United States. A prolific inventor, Westinghouse received hundreds of patents in his lifetime, including the air brake (1869), automated train-switching signals, and devices for the transmission of natural gas. His inventions made an important contribution to the growth of railroads.
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