Meaning of gasholder in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡasˌhəʊldə/


another term for gasometer
‘These included a water tower, three enormous gasholders, an ammonia factory, and a gas-cleaning house.’
  • ‘A brand new retail park has very recently been opened on part of the site in the shadow of the few remaining gasholders, surrounded by bleak fenced-off wasteland.’
  • ‘Controlled Demolition Group, in Cleckheaton, has designed a long reach excavator to allow the gasholders to be removed from ground level.’
  • ‘The only symmetry was provided by four hulking gasholders which posed as though for a family photograph, two squat tanks looking up to two taller ones at the rear.’
  • ‘The new glass, steel and concrete station dominates the approaches to St Pancras where for many years gasholders stood.’
  • ‘The gas company had wanted to replace the gasholders with a cinema and pub-restaurant complex.’
  • ‘If the council allows the 8.6-acre site, less than half-a-mile from the centre of York, to be redeveloped, the existing buildings, including the gasholder, would be demolished and measures would be taken to clean up any contamination.’
  • ‘The South Metropolitan Gas Works were built here in 1889, once the largest gasworks in Europe (they closed in 1985 but the giant gasholder still serves south-east London).’
  • ‘Negotiations with Transco started in 2000, and the company is updating a feasibility study into removing the gasholder.’