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wind power

[wind] /wɪnd/
power derived from wind: used to generate electricity or mechanical power.
Also called wind energy.
Origin of wind power
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • High ridges and eminences of all kinds will in the future be selected as the sites of wind-power and accumulator plants.

    Twentieth Century Inventions George Sutherland
  • wind-power, again, has been to a large extent neglected since the advent of the steam-engine.

    Twentieth Century Inventions George Sutherland
  • Except for pumping and moving boats and ships, wind-power finds its occupation gone.

    How it Works Archibald Williams
  • There is also wind-power, now used to a limited extent by means of wind-mills.

    Boys' Second Book of Inventions Ray Stannard Baker
  • The lack of streams and water-power is thus supplied by air-currents and wind-power.

  • A curious custom of praying by wind-power, probably borrowed from the Tibetans, prevails among the Shokas.

    In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • The prayers moved by wind-power are merely long strips of cloth on which prayers are often printed.

    An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet A. Henry Savage Landor
  • In no other part of the world is wind-power so extensively used.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
British Dictionary definitions for wind-power

wind power

power produced from windmills and wind turbines
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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