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

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely
  • So we have an electric motor and storage batteries for quiet work.

    The Secret Wireless

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

  • An electric motor is attached to the reel and turns it in one direction or the other.

    The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
  • This one was powered by an electric motor which was powered by the ship's batteries.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • In the sewing-room the machine is driven by an electric motor.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • The star we should now hitch our wagon to is an electric motor.

    The American Country Girl Martha Foote Crow
  • The electric motor may be set on the floor or on a bracket on the wall.

    Paper-Cutting Machines

    Niel, Jr., Gray
  • In association with Krebs built a dirigible in 1884, with electric motor.

  • At last the train paused for the change from locomotive to electric motor.

    The Gray Mask

    Wadsworth Camp
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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