stray line


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stray line

[′strā ¦līn]
(engineering)
An ungraduated portion of the line connected to a current pole, used so that the pole will acquire the speed of the current before a measurement is begun.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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