Power-plant Definition

powerplant, powerplants
noun
A complex of structures, machinery, and associated equipment for generating electric energy from another source of energy, such as nuclear reactions or a hydroelectric dam.
American Heritage
The entire apparatus serving as the source of power for some particular operation.
The power plant of an automobile.
Webster's New World
A building where power, esp. electric power, is generated.
Webster's New World

The portion of a vehicle devoted to providing energy for motion; the engine or motor.

A train without the power plant is just a bunch of metal boxes on wheels.
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Singular:
power-plant
Plural:
power-plants
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