ground wire


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ground wire

[′grau̇nd ‚wīr]
(civil engineering)
A small-gage, high-strength steel wire used to establish line and grade for air-blown mortar or concrete. Also known as alignment wire; screed wire.
(electricity)
A conductor used to connect electric equipment to a ground rod or other grounded object.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ground wire

1. A conductor leading to an electric connection to the earth.
2. A wire used to establish line and grade, as in shotcrete work; usually of small-gauge, high-strength steel.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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