Definition of power line in English:

power line


  • A cable carrying electrical power, especially one supported by pylons or poles.

    • ‘The air around a power line isn't a good conductor, but very high voltages do create a significant electrical field.’
    • ‘The company wants to build the three pylons as part of its controversial project for a new power line from Teesside to Shipton-by-Beningbrough, near York.’
    • ‘An artillery shell had cut a power line and the wire fell into the ditch.’
    • ‘With a power line in place, the two flimsy solar cell solution on opposite sides of the pole is feasible.’
    • ‘This much mental electricity should be able to run a small city, but instead I'm more like a cut power line, arcing and sparking spasmodically.’
    • ‘There wasn't a power line leading to or from it in any direction, I couldn't find a generator, and I didn't see any solar panels.’
    • ‘Never throw anything at any electrical installation or power line.’
    • ‘Shortly before 8.20 am yesterday, it is believed the pair were moving a metal street light when it touched an overhead power line linked to the national grid.’
    • ‘I realized I had hit a power line when I discovered the nearby town was without electricity.’
    • ‘A tent pole touched an overhead power line and they were electrocuted.’
    • ‘The capacity of the power line between the two countries is about 500-600 megawatts.’
    • ‘One of the submariners handling the power line was accidentally electrocuted.’
    • ‘In rural areas, if a branch falls off a tree and hits a power line, it can affect all the electricity users nearby.’
    • ‘If it is dark, you may not be able to see the fallen power line that has electrified the puddle of water or the cracked tree limb about to crash down onto the sidewalk.’
    • ‘The exact cause of the outage will only be determined once the power line has been fixed.’
    • ‘The recent published research does not provide a basis for deferring the construction of the power line.’
    • ‘Plans to build a power line through national forest land near where the tracks were found have raised concerns from conservationists.’
    • ‘His nearby residence and the church were without power, probably a good thing for a man further down the road who was clearing a tree off a power line with a chain saw.’
    • ‘They were raising a tent, and it touched a live power line.’
    • ‘Voltage leakage detection requires a detector with a large-enough frame to straddle the electrical power line.’
    wire, lead, cord
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power line

/ˈpou(ə)r ˌlīn/