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national grid

Line breaks: na|tion¦al grid

Definition of national grid in English:

noun

British
1The network of high-voltage power lines between major power stations.
Example sentences
  • Right now Lewis is connected to the national grid by a one-way powerline that enters the water at Ardmore bay on Skye.
  • When Fawley power station is on-line it supplies 500 megawatts to the national grid - that's more or less enough power to keep Southampton alight.
  • National Grid revealed today that the power line was now carrying electricity to supply the national grid.
2The metric system of geographical coordinates used in maps of the British Isles.

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