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gas main

a large pipe for conducting and distributing gas to lesser pipes or ducts, especially such a pipe carrying and distributing household gas beneath the streets of a town or city.
Origin of gas main
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for gas main
  • In order for natural gas to be available to you, there must be a gas main in your street.
  • When a gas main or service line is abandoned, it must be physically disconnected at both ends and the open ends must be sealed.
  • The gas company should be able to tell you how much it will cost to hook your house up to the gas main.
  • Whether or not natural gas service can be installed without cost depends on the proximity of an existing gas main.
British Dictionary definitions for gas main

gas main

a large pipeline in which gas is carried for distribution through smaller pipes to consumers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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