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gas main

  1. 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.
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Origin of gas main

First recorded in 1810–20
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Historical Examples of 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.

    World's War Events, Vol. I


British Dictionary definitions for gas main

gas main

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