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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 ?
without even deigning to cast a glance of disdain upon the two interrupters.
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.
Let me think - let me think,' he said, aloud, impatiently, even pleadingly, as if to some merciless interrupter.
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?
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.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it has completed construction of an integrated-automation factory for the production of vacuum interrupters and circuit breakers at its Power Distribution Systems Center in Marugame, Japan.
Utilities: Biggest market by end-users Vacuum interrupters are mostly used in power plants, transmission, and distribution substations of power utility companies.
The hermetically sealed vacuum interrupters require no maintenance as a general rule and are resistant to any environmental influences.
Oil & Gas are second most growing application for vacuum interrupters as there is growth in exploration and production activities around the globe.
Most of those fires could have been prevented if arc fault circuit interrupters had been in use.