electric motor

Origin of electric motor

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby electric motor

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How to use electric motor in a sentence

  • It has this small electric motor with this incredible compound gear that retrieves a steel cable.

  • In the same year Jacobi, in Germany, propelled a boat by electricity using an electric motor of his own invention.

    Invention | Bradley A. Fiske
  • Davenport came as near to solving the problem of an electric motor as was possible without the invention of Pacinotti.

    Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele
  • A small voltaic battery, placed under the machine, serves to work the electric motor, and has to be replenished from time to time.

  • Sometime you may have to decide between different methods—man, horse, gasoline engine or electric motor power.

  • The electric motor is a machine which transforms the energy of an electric current into mechanical energy or motion.

    Physics | Willis Eugene Tower

British Dictionary definitions for electric motor

electric motor

  1. a device that converts electrical energy to mechanical torque

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