power line


power line
An electric line of high voltage, particularly a cross-country line carrying electricity from place of production to cities, towns, and industrial plants. An instrumentality of commerce with the meaning of the commerce clause of the United States Constitution. 26 Am J2d Electr § 14.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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