Trans-Alaska Pipeline: Meaning and Definition of

Trans'-A•las'ka Pipe'line

Pronunciation: (trans'u-las'ku, tranz'-, trans"-, tranz"-), [key]
  1. a pipeline system opened in 1977 that transports oil 800 mi. (1300 km) across Alaska, from Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope S to Valdez harbor.
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