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power station

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noun Electricity.
  1. a generating station.
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Origin of power station

First recorded in 1900–05
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stationpowerhouse

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Historical Examples

  • In the course of the day he reached a power-station near the foot of the canyon.

    King Coal

    Upton Sinclair

  • We had to press on thirty miles up a 'light railway' to a power-station, a settlement by a waterfall in the wild.

  • He had travelled all the way from Naples, Heaven knows how, to find his two sons, supposed to be working in the power-station.

  • Arrival at the great concrete building and the little shacks of the power-station shook us to our feet.

  • The electric light gave the merest flicker—they were doing something at the power-station—and then burned quietly on.


British Dictionary definitions for power station

power station

noun
  1. an electrical generating station
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