Conduit system

Con"duit sys"tem

. (Elec.) A system of electric traction, esp. for light railways, in which the actuating current passes along a wire or rail laid in an underground conduit, from which the current is "picked up" by a plow or other device fixed to the car or electric locomotive. Hence

Conduit railway

.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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