Definition of switchyard in English:

switchyard

Syllabification: switch·yard
Pronunciation: /ˈswiCHˌyärd
 
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noun

US
1The part of a railroad yard taken up by junctions, in which trains are made up.
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • On exam, his chest and abdomen looks like a railroad switchyard.
  • They contemplated moving the highway to accommodate a possible railway switchyard.
2An enclosed area of a power system containing the switchgear.
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  • The project employs 310 Iraqi workers and covers the rehabilitation of both turbines and the refurbishment of the 132kV switchyard.
  • There, the power generation plant at Khor Az Zubahr has a dual 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.

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