high-tension

[hahy-ten-shuhn]
adjective Electricity.
subjected to or capable of operating under relatively high voltage: high-tension wire.

Origin:
1910–15

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high-tension
 
n
(modifier) HT subjected to, carrying, or capable of operating at a relatively high voltage: a high-tension wire

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high-tension  
Having a high voltage, or designed to work at or sustain high voltages. High-tension wires used to carry electrical power over long distances sustain voltages over 200,000 volts. Compare low-tension.
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Sponsor research to examine high-tension cable barrier performance on slopes and when struck by larger vehicles.
The high-tension design usually remains effective even after an impact from an automobile, unlike the low-tension design.
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