switchyard

noun
switch·yard | \ˈswich-ˌyärd \

Definition of switchyard 

: a usually enclosed area for the switching facilities of a power station

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The northern half is another story: an industrial expanse that includes Con Edison switchyards, a gypsum manufacturing facility and Entergy’s Indian Point Energy Center, with its domed nuclear reactors set on 240 riverfront acres. Susan Hodara, New York Times, "Buchanan, N.Y.: A Waterfront Village Braces for Big Changes," 27 June 2018 The crash happened near a switchyard south of Columbia where railcars hauling automobiles are loaded and unloaded. Meg Kinnard, The Seattle Times, "Screams and crying among passengers after Amtrak train crash," 4 Feb. 2018 Taylor was instrumental in building the beam switchyard, which allowed multiple experiments to run at the same time, as well as its giant spectrometer. Amina Khan, latimes.com, "Richard Taylor, Stanford physicist who won Nobel Prize for discovering quarks, dies at 88," 29 Mar. 2018 The crash happened near a switchyard about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Columbia where railcars hauling automobiles are loaded and unloaded. Meg Kinnard, The Seattle Times, "Amtrak crash in South Carolina leaves 2 dead, over 100 hurt," 4 Feb. 2018 The crash happened near a switchyard about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Columbia where autos are loaded and unloaded from railcars. Meg Kinnard, Houston Chronicle, "Amtrak crash leaves 2 dead, injures over 100," 4 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of switchyard

1943, in the meaning defined above

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