Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In electricity, a metallic plate buried in the ground, forming the earthconnection of a telegraph-wire, lightning-conductor, or other electrical appliances.

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Examples

  • a land line, except that the earth connection is usually the iron sheathing of the cable in lieu of an earth-plate.

    The Story of Electricity

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