linear induction motor

or linear-induction motor

nounElectricity, Railroads.
  1. an electric motor in which a movable part moves in a straight line, with power being supplied by a varying magnetic field set up by a fixed part of the system, as a metal rail on the ground.

Origin of linear induction motor

First recorded in 1965–70
  • Also called linear motor.

Words Nearby linear induction motor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023