slip ring

noun Electricity.

a metal ring, usually of copper or cast iron, mounted so that current may be conducted through stationary brushes into or out of a rotating member.

Nearby words

  1. slip joint,
  2. slip of the lip,
  3. slip one's mind,
  4. slip out,
  5. slip rail,
  6. slip road,
  7. slip seat,
  8. slip something over on,
  9. slip stem,
  10. slip step

Origin of slip ring

First recorded in 1895–1900

Related formsslip-ring, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for slip ring

slip ring


electrical engineering a metal ring, mounted on but insulated from a rotating shaft of a motor or generator, by means of which current can be led through stationary brushes into or out of a winding on the shaft
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