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.

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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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