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power line

noun, Electricity
a line for conducting electric power.
Origin of power line
1890-95 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for power line
  • Such artificial lightning is useful in studies of airplane and power line sensitivity to the discharges.
  • My first thoughts were of us dangling off a power line or becoming a vibrant fresco on the side of a house.
  • The near crash landing was necessary to avoid hitting an electric power line.
  • If the sensor detects fluctuations in the magnetic field near a power line, this could indicate a problem.
  • At about a minute in, keep your eyes on the third power line pole down the road.
  • Underground power line zaps customer, remains unburied.
  • Even a telephone wire could be deadly if it's tangled with a power line, even one located some distance away.
British Dictionary definitions for power line

power line

a set of conductors used to transmit and distribute electrical energy Sometimes shortened to line
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