interrupter

or in·ter·rup·tor

[ in-tuh-ruhp-ter ]
/ ˌɪn təˈrʌp tər /

noun

a person or thing that interrupts.
Electricity. a device for interrupting or periodically opening and closing a circuit, as in a doorbell.

Nearby words

  1. interrupt,
  2. interrupted,
  3. interrupted fern,
  4. interrupted screw,
  5. interrupted suture,
  6. interruption,
  7. interscapular,
  8. interscholastic,
  9. intersect,
  10. intersectant

Origin of interrupter

First recorded in 1505–15; interrupt + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for interrupter

interrupter

interruptor

/ (ˌɪntəˈrʌptə) /

noun

a person or thing that interrupts
an electromechanical device for opening and closing an electric circuit
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