interrupter


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in·ter·rupt·er

 (ĭn′tə-rŭp′tər)
n.
1. One that interrupts: an inveterate interrupter of other people's conversations.
2. Electronics A device that periodically and automatically opens and closes an electric circuit, producing pulses.

interrupter

(ˌɪntəˈrʌptə) or

interruptor

n
1. a person or thing that interrupts
2. (Electronics) an electromechanical device for opening and closing an electric circuit

in•ter•rupt•er

or in•ter•rup•tor

(ˌɪn təˈrʌp tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that interrupts.
2. a device for interrupting or periodically opening and closing a circuit, as in a doorbell.
[1505–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interrupter - a device for automatically interrupting an electric currentinterrupter - a device for automatically interrupting an electric current
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
Translations

interrupter

n (Elec) → Unterbrecher m
References in classic literature ?
The chevalier returned the salutation stiffly, and drew Mademoiselle Cormon toward some flower-pots at a little distance, in order to show the interrupter that he did not choose to be spied upon.
Let me think - let me think,' he said, aloud, impatiently, even pleadingly, as if to some merciless interrupter.
Having thus, amid a general titter, played very prettily with his interrupter, the lecturer went back to his picture of the past, the drying of the seas, the emergence of the sand-bank, the sluggish, viscous life which lay upon their margins, the overcrowded lagoons, the tendency of the sea creatures to take refuge upon the mud-flats, the abundance of food awaiting them, their consequent enormous growth.
The interrupter bowed, smiled, stroked his beard, and relapsed into his chair.
But it seemed to ridicule his interrupter, and in that light was encouraging; so he replied with amenity--
IF,' said John Willet, turning his eyes from the ceiling to the face of his interrupter, and uttering the monosyllable in capitals, to apprise him that he had put in his oar, as the vulgar say, with unbecoming and irreverent haste; 'IF, sir, Natur has fixed upon me the gift of argeyment, why should I not own to it, and rather glory in the same?
without even deigning to cast a glance of disdain upon the two interrupters.
It has a light and night-light feature, and can be used over showers with ground fault circuit interrupter outlets.
Included accessories are a timer for automatic control, a ground fault interrupter for electrical safety, a 3' hose for the oil outlet, and a handle for portability.
Before plugging it in, verify that the outlet is equipped with a ground-fault circuit interrupter.
The portable, 100-watt black light comes with a transformer, cords, a ground fault interrupter and a plug.
Often, an interrupter is unaware of his or her behavior--but that's no excuse.