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Westinghouse, George

Syllabification: West·ing·house, George
Pronunciation: /ˈwestiNGˌhous

Definition of Westinghouse, George in English:

( 1846–1914), US engineer. He is best known for developing vacuum-operated safety brakes and electrically controlled signals for railroads. He held over 400 patents and built up a huge company to manufacture his products.

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