Definition of "gasholder" [gasholder]

  • A storage container for fuel gas, especially a large, telescoping, cylindrical tank. Also called gasometer. (noun)

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Use "gasholder" in a sentence
  • "The ratio of gasholder volume (VG) to daily gas production (G) is called the gasholder capacity (C)."
  • "Between the generating chamber and the gasholder is a three-way cock _J_ in the gas connexion, which, when the gasholder is shut off from the generator, brings the latter into communication with a vent-pipe _K_ leading to the open."
  • "The location is directly opposite the gasholder works, on land that the HSE believes is unfit for housing and schools"