limit switch


noun

a switch that automatically cuts off current to an electric motor when an object moved by it, as an elevator, has passed a given point.

Nearby words

  1. limit man,
  2. limit of proportionality,
  3. limit of resolution,
  4. limit order,
  5. limit point,
  6. limit-cycle,
  7. limit-state design,
  8. limitarian,
  9. limitary,
  10. limitation

Origin of limit switch

First recorded in 1925–30

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