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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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  • Somewhere a gas-main burst with a roar and drove the crowd back with its choking fumes as no human hands could have done.

British Dictionary definitions for gas-main

gas main

a large pipeline in which gas is carried for distribution through smaller pipes to consumers
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