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power station

noun, Electricity.
a generating station.
Origin of power station
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This arrangement brings the generators and the floor of the power-station within a few feet of the level of the tail-water.

  • The electric light gave the merest flicker—they were doing something at the power-station—and then burned quietly on.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • In the course of the day he reached a power-station near the foot of the canyon.

    King Coal Upton Sinclair
  • Arrival at the great concrete building and the little shacks of the power-station shook us to our feet.

    Letters from America Rupert Brooke
  • He had travelled all the way from Naples, Heaven knows how, to find his two sons, supposed to be working in the power-station.

    Letters from America Rupert Brooke
  • On the roof of the power-station at Cañon Ferry a vertical entry is made with the 50,000-volt circuit.

  • We had to press on thirty miles up a 'light railway' to a power-station, a settlement by a waterfall in the wild.

    Letters from America Rupert Brooke
British Dictionary definitions for power-station

power station

an electrical generating station
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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