Definition of switchyard in English:

switchyard

noun

US
  • 1The part of a railway yard taken up by points, in which trains are made up.

    • ‘On exam, his chest and abdomen looks like a railroad switchyard.’
    • ‘Over 16-course Chinese dinners, Teguh Ganda charmed investors with stories of his humble college education in China during the Cultural Revolution and his days working in a railroad switchyard.’
    • ‘The switch yard is a very busy place as trains are broken up and cars are switched into sidings.’
    • ‘They contemplated moving the highway to accommodate a possible railway switchyard.’
  • 2An enclosed area of a power system containing the switchgear.

    • ‘Aluminum is used widely for high-voltage switchyard bus, as tubular aluminum conductors provide a very favorable combination of mechanical and electrical characteristics.’
    • ‘The project employs 310 Iraqi workers and covers the rehabilitation of both turbines and the refurbishment of the 132kV switchyard.’
    • ‘The scope of work for the project involves the installation of two new 120 MW turbines and accompanying skids, modules, switchyard, busduct, transformers, and embedded conduit systems.’
    • ‘The Hyderabad unit would manufacture the boiler feed pumps and Bhopal and Jhansi units would supply electricals and switchyard equipment, the release said.’
    • ‘There, the power generation plant at Khor Az Zubahr has a dual switchyard.’
    • ‘Debris hurled through the air by strong winds can also cause havoc at the plants' outdoor switchyards, where the megawatts they generate flow into high voltage lines.’

Pronunciation

switchyard

/ˈswɪtʃjɑːd/