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circuit breaker

n.
1. An automatic switch that stops the flow of electric current in a suddenly overloaded or otherwise abnormally stressed electric circuit.
2. An automatic halt or suspension in the trading on a stock exchange that takes effect in response to a specified amount of loss.
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circuit breaker

n
(Electronics) a device that under abnormal conditions, such as a short circuit, interrupts the flow of current in an electrical circuit. Sometimes shortened to: breaker Compare fuse26
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cir′cuit break`er


n.
a device for automatically interrupting an electric circuit to prevent excessive current, as that caused by a short circuit, from damaging the apparatus in the circuit or from causing a fire.
[1870–75, Amer.]
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circuit breaker

A switch that automatically interrupts the flow of an electric current if the current becomes too strong.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.circuit breaker - a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloadedcircuit breaker - a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded
electrical fuse, fuse, safety fuse - an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
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circuit breaker

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With the GFCI solution, no direct load is present at the module and, in the event of a ground fault, the load is interrupted by way of the hydraulic magnetic circuit breaker utilizing a shunt trip coil.
The unit incorporates a heavy-duty, side-mounted control panel that includes a magnetic circuit breaker, individual circuit breakers for each 120 V receptacle, electric shock protection on each 120 V receptacle with added ground fault circuit interrupters, 120/240 voltmeter, Hobbs hourmeter for maintenance scheduling, full power 120 V receptacle and full power 240 V receptacle.