- 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.
Origin of gas main
First recorded in 1810–20
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Somewhere a gas-main burst with a roar and drove the crowd back with its choking fumes as no human hands could have done.World's War Events, Vol. I
- a large pipeline in which gas is carried for distribution through smaller pipes to consumers
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