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ground wire

noun, Electricity
a lead from an electric apparatus to the earth or to a ground connection.
Origin of ground wire
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Only one conductor is needed because the ocean serves as the ground wire.
  • The ground wire connected to the green screw is blackened and corroded.
  • The high-voltage lines have four wires: three phase wires and a neutral ground wire.
  • Ten different ground wire devices from five manufacturers and eight sizes of neutral ground resistors were used during testing.
  • Provide a pole grounding connection designed to prevent electrolysis when used with copper ground wire.
  • Even in house wiring, there is a ground wire and a neutral wire.
  • Furnish and install ground wire and bond neutral to cabinet.
  • There is evidence of a complete fillet between the ground wire and the shield.
  • The ground wire runs from the shuttle car back to the ground monitor in the power center to complete the secondary circuit.
  • All conductors and ground wire shall be paralleled on one master reel.

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