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electric motor

motor (def 4).
Origin of electric motor
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the same year, 1834, Jacobi invented an electric motor and Runge made the important discovery of carbolic acid.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
  • So we have an electric motor and storage batteries for quiet work.

    The Secret Wireless Lewis E. Theiss
  • If cooling with air-blast is adopted, a blower, with electric motor or some other source of power to operate it, must be provided.

  • "And John's got an electric motor," chimed in Sid as John finished.

    A Son of the City Herman Gastrell Seely
  • This produced the heel-and-toe action treadle, a familiar part of the sewing machine until its replacement by the electric motor.

  • At the rounded end was a propeller driven by an electric motor.

  • The camera may be turned by hand or driven by an electric motor through belts and pulleys.

    Practical Cinematography and Its Applications Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
  • An electric motor is attached to the reel and turns it in one direction or the other.

    The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
  • He cannot have an electric motor, for the storage cells would weigh too much.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
  • This one was powered by an electric motor which was powered by the ship's batteries.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
British Dictionary definitions for electric motor

electric motor

a device that converts electrical energy to mechanical torque
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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