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shunt-wound

[shuhnt-wound]
adjective Electricity.
  1. noting a motor or a generator that has the field circuit connected in parallel with the armature winding.
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Compare series-wound.

Origin of shunt-wound

First recorded in 1880–85
Related formsshunt winding, noun
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Examples from the Web for shunt-wound

Historical Examples

  • Notice in the third place that this is a shunt-wound instrument.

    The Library of Work and Play: Electricity and Its Everyday Uses

    John F. Woodhull

  • The engine is belted to a direct-current generator of the shunt-wound type.

    Farm Mechanics

    Herbert A. Shearer


British Dictionary definitions for shunt-wound

shunt-wound

adjective
  1. electrical engineering (of a motor or generator) having the field and armature circuits connected in parallelCompare series-wound
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