ground wire


, Electricity.
  1. a lead from an electric apparatus to the earth or to a ground connection.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ground wire1

First recorded in 1890–95

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Example Sentences

Wicks had merely brought a key, a battery and a ground wire with him and he had cut in on a telephone line.

Exhaustion, or an approach to it, discouragement from lack of appreciation, are like a ground wire for loss of power.

Something was wrong with the machinery, probably a ground wire, broken by the shock.

Then, to the ends of the copper wire of the main coil fasten two wires,—one for the line, the other for the "ground-wire."

I've been thinking over that wireless proposition of yours, and I've got a hunch that your ground-wire isn't anchored right.


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