the mains

plural noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the mains

British
:the system of pipes or wires for electricity, gas, or water
  • My radio runs either off batteries or off the mains.
often used as mains before another noun
  • We haven't had any mains water/electricity since the storm.

Word by Word Definitions

mains play
  1. : of or relating to utility distribution mains


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