gasworks

[ gas-wurks ]
/ ˈgæsˌwɜrks /

noun, plural gas·works. (used with a singular verb)

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

Origin of gasworks

1810–20; gas + works (in the sense “manufacturing establishment”)
Also called gashouse.
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gasworks

/ (ˈɡæsˌwɜːks) /

noun

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