gas main

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noun

a large pipe for conducting and distributing gas to lesser pipes or ducts, especially such a pipe carrying and distributing household gas beneath the streets of a town or city.

Nearby words

  1. gas law,
  2. gas laws,
  3. gas lighter,
  4. gas liquor,
  5. gas log,
  6. gas mantle,
  7. gas mask,
  8. gas meter,
  9. gas oil,
  10. gas oven

Origin of gas main

First recorded in 1810–20

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Examples from the Web for gas main

  • Somewhere a gas-main burst with a roar and drove the crowd back with its choking fumes as no human hands could have done.



British Dictionary definitions for gas main

gas main

noun

a large pipeline in which gas is carried for distribution through smaller pipes to consumers
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