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  • n. An electrical conductor that carries a large current, especially one that is part of a power distribution system ; typically a thick strip, or a tube, of copper or aluminium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A system of conductors, in an electric generating-station, on which the power of all the generators is collected for distribution into the system, or (in an electric receiving-station) on which the power from the generating-station is received for distribution to the apparatus consuming it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits

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  • Wikipedia says "a thick strip of copper or aluminium that conducts electricity within a switchboard, distribution board, substation or other electrical apparatus."

    January 29, 2010