gas·​works | \ ˈgas-ˌwərks How to pronounce gasworks (audio) \

Definition of gasworks

: a plant for manufacturing gas and especially illuminating gas

Examples of gasworks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The house was built in 1886, one of dozens of similar homes that once graced a neighborhood known for its gasworks and breweries. Washington Post, 1 June 2021 Some British parents took their sick children to the local gasworks to sit and inhale fumes to reduce their flu symptoms. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 17 Oct. 2020 Why parents started taking their kids to gasworks before their ideas were substantiated might have started with growing rumors, Brown said. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 17 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of gasworks

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gasworks was in 1819

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6 Jun 2021

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“Gasworks.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gasworks

chiefly British : a factory for making gas from coal


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