single-wire line

single-wire line

[′siŋ·gəl ¦wīr ′līn]
(electricity)
Transmission line that uses the ground as one side of the circuit.
A surface-wave transmission line that consists of a single conductor which has a dielectric coating or other treatment that confines the propagated energy close to the wire.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.