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contactor

[ kon-tak-ter, kuhn-tak-ter ]

noun

, Electricity.
  1. a mechanically operated switch for continuously establishing and interrupting an electric power circuit.


contactor

/ kɒnˈtæktə /

noun

  1. a type of switch for repeatedly opening and closing an electric circuit. Its operation can be mechanical, electromagnetic, or pneumatic


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Word History and Origins

Origin of contactor1

First recorded in 1905–10; contact + -or 2

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