squirrel cage

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squirrel cage

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1. (Zoology) a cage consisting of a cylindrical framework that is made to rotate by a small animal running inside the framework
2. a repetitive purposeless task, way of life, etc
3. (Electrical Engineering) electrical engineering Also called: squirrel-cage motor the rotor of an induction motor with a cylindrical winding having copper bars around the periphery parallel to the axis
4. (Electronics) an electric fan with many long narrow blades arranged in parallel so as to form a cylinder about an axis around which they spin
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Noun1.squirrel cage - cage with a cylindrical framework that rotates as a small animal runs inside itsquirrel cage - cage with a cylindrical framework that rotates as a small animal runs inside it
cage, coop - an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
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