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peak load

the maximum load on an electrical power-supply system Compare base load
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  • The peak load of peril was confronted and passed, but still his speech ranged over the bait words most potent as verbal sedatives.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • All the schoolrooms are in use for something all day long, so the "peak load" is avoided and a great economy effected.

    Six Major Prophets Edwin Emery Slosson
  • It was just before Christmas and the store was approaching the annual peak load of its year's traffic.

    The Romance of a Great Store Edward Hungerford
Contemporary definitions for peak load

the maximum demand for electrical power's 21st Century Lexicon
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