[bar-et-er, buh-ret-]

noun Electronics.

a form of detector or control device employing a resistor that varies in proportion to its temperature.

Nearby words

  1. barretor,
  2. barretry,
  3. barrett,
  4. barrett, elizabeth,
  5. barrette,
  6. barriada,
  7. barricade,
  8. barricado,
  9. barrie,
  10. barrie, j. m.

Origin of barretter

1900–05; of uncertain origin; supposed connection with barrator is unclear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019