gasworks

[ gas-wurks ]
/ ˈgæsˌwɜrks /
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noun, plural gas·works. (used with a singular verb)

a plant where heating and illuminating gas is manufactured and piped to homes and buildings.

Nearby words

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  2. gastrovascular,
  3. gastrula,
  4. gastrulate,
  5. gastrulation,
  6. gat,
  7. gat-toothed,
  8. gata,
  9. gate,
  10. gate array

Origin of gasworks

1810–20; gas + works (in the sense “manufacturing establishment”)

Also called gashouse.

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British Dictionary definitions for gasworks

gasworks

/ (ˈɡæsˌwɜːks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) a plant in which gas, esp coal gas, is made
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