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power plant

or powerplant

a plant, including engines, dynamos, etc., and the building or buildings necessary for the generation of power, as electric or nuclear power.
the machinery for supplying power for a particular mechanical process or operation.
the engine, motor, or other power source along with related ignition, transmission, etc., components of a vehicle, aircraft, machine, etc.
Origin of power plant
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The chief, who had been inspecting the power-plant, walked along the triplex lead and joined his followers at its terminus.

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
  • Rovol then plated an immense cylinder of copper and placed it in the power-plant.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • Now that you've got the power-plant running at last, what next?

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
  • I think it was some big industrial concern after our power-plant.

    The Skylark of Space Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
  • Somebody at the power-plant had thrown on the emergency lights.

    Ullr Uprising Henry Beam Piper
  • They destroyed the power-plant and wrecked several of the buildings.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • That meant the power-plant was, for the time, safe; somebody'd turned twenty thousand volts into the fence.

    Uller Uprising Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  • As I have said, the power-plant was running while I was up there to-day.

  • You'd pass the military airport and the power-plant, wouldn't you?

    Uller Uprising Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  • There are a number of power-plant derangements which give positive indication because of noisy operation.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
British Dictionary definitions for power-plant

power plant

the complex, including machinery, associated equipment, and the structure housing it, that is used in the generation of power, esp electrical power
the equipment supplying power to a particular machine or for a particular operation or process
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