gas-works

gasworks

[gas-wurks]
noun, plural gasworks. (used with a singular verb)
a plant where heating and illuminating gas is manufactured and piped to homes and buildings.
Also called gashouse.


Origin:
1810–20; gas + works

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gasworks (ˈɡæsˌwɜːks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) a plant in which gas, esp coal gas, is made

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