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

Definition of gasworks

: a plant for manufacturing gas and especially illuminating gas

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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“Gasworks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gasworks. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gasworks

chiefly British : a factory for making gas from coal

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