One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The part of a railroad yard taken up by junctions, in which trains are made up.
- ‘They contemplated moving the highway to accommodate a possible railway switchyard.’
- ‘On exam, his chest and abdomen looks like a railroad switchyard.’
- ‘The switch yard is a very busy place as trains are broken up and cars are switched into sidings.’
- ‘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.’
2An enclosed area of a power system containing the switchgear.
- ‘The project employs 310 Iraqi workers and covers the rehabilitation of both turbines and the refurbishment of the 132kV switchyard.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Aluminum is used widely for high-voltage switchyard bus, as tubular aluminum conductors provide a very favorable combination of mechanical and electrical characteristics.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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