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- n. An early power transmission system used extensively during the Industrial Revolution, with a single central power source distributing power to all of the machinery in a building.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a main shaft of considerable length, in a shop or factory, usually bearing a number of pulleys by which machines are driven, commonly by means of countershafts; -- called also line, or main line.
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