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ground wire

noun Electricity.
  1. a lead from an electric apparatus to the earth or to a ground connection.
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Origin of ground wire

First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples of 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.

    Motor Matt; or, The King of the Wheel

    Stanley R. Matthews

  • 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."

  • Our line was tapped on to the battery (without changing any of its connections) twenty cells from the ground-wire.