[ meyk-uhn-breyk ]

  1. noting or pertaining to a device, operated by an electric current, for automatically opening or closing a circuit once it has been closed or opened by a mechanical springlike device, as in a doorbell.

Origin of make-and-break

First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby make-and-break Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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